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Tyler Ford - welder at Georgia trade school By Tyler Ford

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hen I first started welding, I didn’t know much about it. All I knew was how to use an angle grinder, a file, and that I need a hood. I went through Georgia Trade School and learned a lot in their program and now I am a certified welder in Stick (SMAW), In Mig, (GMAW) and in Fluxcore (FCAW). I am now working in the field for Laser Tech Metals in Fayetteville, Georgia and enjoying every single bit of it. I have built roof access ladders for Waffle House to projects for a company in Malaysia. While at Georgia Trade School, I learned the basics and now I am expanding on that from veteran welders in my great line of work. When you are on the job, you learn tips and tricks that only experience can teach. For anyone looking to get into the trades, now is a great time and learn all you can when you can. I chose the industry of welding because I have been around construction my whole life. While I enjoyed that work I saw welding as a great opportunity to expand and grow on my previous knowledge. I have always enjoyed working with my hands, taking a set of drawings or an idea and making it a reality. When all is said and done and I see the pile of completed products that I have had a hand in

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building and creating, I feel a sense of accomplishment. Thanks to Georgia

Trade School for everything they have done! v

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