Sullivan Central High School to offer welding
Starting In January, Sullivan Central High School will begin the state's first dual enrollment program for welding.
The pilot program will allow students to learn from a Northeast State Community College instructor for college credit.
Sullivan Central teacher Barry Jessee runs the vocational program.
He says the new program is a way for students to start a career quickly.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the welding trade is expected to grow 15 percent by 2020. The median pay for a welder is over $35,450 a year.
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