Welding courses at BATC and the career opportunities available in this field of work.
BATC offers three welding courses you can take: Welding Beginning, welding – Blacksmithing, and Welding Certification and process.
There are lots of careers you could pursue, such as Welder, Welder-Fitter, Welder/Fabricator, Fabrication Welder, Fitter/Welder, Sub Arc Operator, Aluminum Welder, Fabricator, Mig Welder, and Maintenance Welder. The typical wages for this field of work average across the U.S. are $40,240 yearly, and about $19.35 hourly. Almost 50% of workers in this field only have a high school diploma or equivalent, about 20% of workers have less than a high school diploma, about 25% of them have some college but no degree, and 10% or less have an associate’s degree. People starting in this career usually have no work experience and 1-12 months on-the-job training.
New job opportunities in this field of work are likely in the future. In fact there are multiple local companies hiring welders right now. The company NEXEO HR located in Logan, Utah has been hiring welders since Aug. 3rd and they are still hiring people in that position.
On the morning of Saturday, September 1, around 3 AM, a wildfire started west of the Great Salt Lake. On Sunday, about 9,900 acres of the forest were left in ashes.
Tooele County Fire Warden, Dan Walton, said the initial response to the fire was hampered because part of it comes within 5 miles of the U.S magnesium federal environment superfund site, meaning fire crews were informed they "could not go into" that particular area.
By Sunday morning, the fire had grown to 3,600 acres and continued to expand, reaching 9,900 acres by the evening. The fire was 50 percent contained Sunday evening, the authorities said.
The fire that remained practically for two whole days, did not threaten human lives, nor threaten any structure or construction, although the losses of the green area are very serious.
Authorities are looking for the guilty suspect of another fire.
Another fire in the state of Utah extends along Interstate I-80. This fire started on September 3, on Labor Day.
The fire quickly spread to 300 acres. Tuesday, it was near twice that size at 575 acres. A slight break let firefighters make progress. It was at 50 percent containment late Tuesday afternoon.
Fire investigators from several agencies have been searching for an arsonist whom they said set six fires along Interstate 80 from Tooele County to Summit County.
Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands said that based on evidence at the fires, witness information, and other factors, he was confident all six fires were connected. They will work with authorities in Wyoming to see if fires along the interstate there are also connected.
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