Caleb Ferring, a skilled trades teacher from Waukon High School participated in a six-week summer STEM externship experience at Trinity Fabricators in New Albin, Iowa to enhance his skills and understanding of the welding industry. Trinity Fabricators is an American Welding Society (AWS) structurally certified welding and fabricating business. Some of the projects to go through the shop during Caleb’s externship included steel structures for agriculture facilities, gas stations, and power plants to name a few. Caleb completed and passed a weld test for an AWS welding certification for GMAW (commonly known as wire welding) in the flat position for unlimited thickness. Caleb plans to incorporate these industry standards into the Welding Career Pathway Certificate classes he will start teaching for Northeast Iowa Community College at the newly remodeled Allamakee Regional Welding Academy located in Waukon this coming school year.
The picture is of Caleb standing next to a set of industrial strength gates he welded during his summer STEM Externship at Trinity Fabricators in New Albin.