Testing underway at TCAT in Elizabethton for welding, pipefitting professions

Testing underway at TCAT in Elizabethton for welding, pipefitting professions


STUDENTS WHO ATTENDED CLASSES TO TRAIN IN THESE FIELDS ARE STUDYING TO MEET THAT DEMAND. THEY WILL COMPLETE KEY TESTING UNDERWAY AT THE “TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY” IN ELIZABETHTON THIS WEEK. ONCE STUDENTS PASS THOSE EXAMS — EDUCATORS TELL NEWS CHANNEL 11 THAT HARD WORK WILL PAY OFF AND JOBS WILL BE WAITING FOR THEM. 1. “THERE IS A LARGE DEMAND NOW BECAUSE THE WORKFORCE IS AGING AND THERE IS A LOT OF SKILLS THAT HAS BEEN LOST PIPEFITTERS THEY’RE HARD TO FIND, TRUE PIPEFITTERS ANYMORE. GOOD TUBE WELDERS, GOOD WELDERS IN GENERAL IS HARD TO FIND ANYMORE.” T-CAT TELLS US BEGINNING WAGES FOR PIPEFITTERS START AT TWENTY DOLLARS PER HOUR… WHILE WELDERS TYPICALLY MAKE 25 DOLLARS PER HOUR. . HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS CONTINUED TO IMPACT THE TRI- CITIES REGION TODAY. MARK IS MONITORING A SYSTEM

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  1. A long hard and dangerous life pipefitting and welding. For a measly $20 an hour. But you won't start at that here in East, TN. And you'll be lucky if your job doesn't cap your pay at $27 an HR on this area. Unless your going to move out of town for better pay, you're better off going to college and being a programmer/CPA/Lawyer/electrician. The news anchors at WJHL make more than these 'skilled laborers' in the field.

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