Jesus Andrade, Welding major
1st year student
"I really got interested in LBCC's welding program when I competed in the high school skills competition for welders. I took second place and won my helmet and jacket. We got to work in the shop here and meet the instructors. That was when I decided to come to LBCC for the two-year welding degree."
"Welders are in demand, and there's lots of ways you can go in the field. It's a good career choice if you don't want to work in an office all day, and don't mind getting a bit dirty. I'm already working part-time as a welder for a local company. If you work hard in the program, the instructors are happy to recommend you for work."