Career day gives PNNL students real-world look at job avenues

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DALINA CASTELLANOS, Tri-City Herald

At the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's career day, students saw firsthand what real-world techniques and machines their classroom experience are teaching them to utilize, Thursday. This valuable experience may help them to decide upon secondary or vocational education after high school.

The welders were also happy to meet potential future co-workers. From the Tri-City Herald:

Randy Hickman, PNNL's journeyman welder, said he was happy to see interest in his field.

"We need a lot of welders out here," he said. "It's one of the things that the industries have fallen on."

Many of the craftsmen encouraged the students to take math classes and to keep up with computer programs, such as computer-aided design.

"Trigonometry and algebra really help," said LeMasters. "The CAD system is good to know, it helps with the programming end of it."

Welding, by Stock.xchng