Lincoln Electric Celebrates Grand Opening of New Welding Technology & Training Center

Lincoln Electric Celebrates Grand Opening of New Welding Technology & Training Center

Lincoln Electric Holdings recently held an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of its new Welding Technology & Training Center in Cleveland.

Lincoln Electric Holdings recently held an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of its new Welding Technology & Training Center in Cleveland.

The event highlights Lincoln’s expanded educational offering and commemorates the centennial anniversary of its welding school, the longest-running welding school in the world.

The center focuses on training welding educators, engineers and industrial professionals who are advancing welding in schools and industry globally. Additionally, the center provides advanced technical welding training for professionals, as well as a comprehensive portfolio of turnkey educational solutions that can be used to launch welding training at customers’ own facilities. Lincoln’s extensive education portfolio includes an extensive educational curriculum, virtual reality and technology-assisted training tools, industry-leading welding and cutting solutions and robotic cells, according to the company.

“Our new center is a strategic investment to help our customers and educational partners grow using leading solutions,” said Christopher Mapes, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Lincoln Electric. “Our educational offering and leadership in automation solutions provide meaningful solutions to address the skills gap and capacity constraints facing customers in our industry.”

Located on the company’s headquarters campus in Cleveland, the new 130,000-square-foot facility represents a $30 million investment in training for a new generation of welding leaders and educators, according to the company. The center is a state-of-the art educational facility that features 166 welding and cutting booths, a virtual reality training lab with 10 VRTEX virtual reality welding simulators, as well as extensive seminar and welding school classroom space, and a 100-seat auditorium to advance technical skills. The center also will become an American Welding Society-accredited testing facility later this year.

“We are committed to providing students and customers with the relevant skills and knowledge needed to support career and technical schools, advanced manufacturing and infrastructure growth,” said Jason Scales, business manager, education, Lincoln Electric. “Our education model will shape the next generation of welders, managers and industry leaders.”

For more information, visit Lincoln Electric’s Education Solutions website.

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