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(Aiken Standard)   Growing number of women looking at welding as a career. Jennifer Beals probably available for comment   (aikenstandard.com ) divider line
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2381 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Jan 2013 at 8:08 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-01-26 09:06:36 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-01-26 07:25:31 PM  
2 votes:
Be careful, subby.

She *is* a maniac.
2013-01-27 01:01:17 PM  
1 vote:
I won a One Year welding class through a raffle back in the day. Ex-wife begged I let her take the course. Alright, says me. By the end of the course she was banging nearly every guy on the University football team.

Since then my mind connects welding with infidelity. But I may be prejudiced ....

/welders can fill any crack, says the t-shirt
2013-01-26 10:08:04 PM  
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Coastalgrl: I wish I knew how to weld on stainless. Would be really handy right about now.


You utter fool! We 3D print our stainless steel now!
2013-01-26 09:26:30 PM  
1 vote:
Women that look like Jennifer Beals don't often find themselves in blue collar labor, no matter their integrity.

/Ric Romero reporting
2013-01-26 09:01:56 PM  
1 vote:

Gwyrddu: The_Original_Roxtar: What would be best is if high schools stopped pushing the idea that college is for everyone... it isn't. Vocational training was once a significant part of most school curricula.

somebody who can make a clean TIG weld is far more valuable in the job market than a person who barely managed to get a Communications degree in 6 years.

High school vocational training assumes funding that often isn't there, and people qualified to teach the subject and students who legitimately want to learn. High school should prepare everyone to go to college so the option is open to them if they want to continue on that path, but in doing so it will usually be subjects like vocational training that will cut.

Anyway, my point is that 2 year technical colleges already do a better job reliably teaching these trades than high schools will ever do, such that the only point in the high school programs would be to spark students interests in the subjects.


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When I was in high school, I took physics, chem, biology and trig. I also took auto shop, wood shop, electronics and metal shop. The kids in my shop classes couldn't understand why I was there...guidance counselors steered the dim kids to the shop classes. Kids in my college prep classes thought I was a mental case for taking shop classes. Today I have a white collar job and wow the office ladies with my Mr. Fixit abilities.
2013-01-26 08:58:39 PM  
1 vote:

The_Original_Roxtar: What would be best is if high schools stopped pushing the idea that college is for everyone... it isn't. Vocational training was once a significant part of most school curricula.

somebody who can make a clean TIG weld is far more valuable in the job market than a person who barely managed to get a Communications degree in 6 years.


That sounds like hard work. No thanks. I'm meant for "better" things. Let the proles handle the trades.
2013-01-26 08:26:24 PM  
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Gwyrddu: My former welding instructor is a woman (I only had a very basic introduction to welding), but I think she is more of an exception a male dominated field . Most woman due shy away both from STEM jobs and most manufacturing, industry and construction jobs as well. In fact in the only program that isn't a total sausage fest at the technical college I go to is interior design.


Well, the UN *has* predicted a huge world-wide shortage of interior designers by 2015.
2013-01-26 08:17:54 PM  
1 vote:

Quantum Apostrophe: Why would you want a crappy job working at 6AM on a punch clock in a noisy factory filled with fumes and crappy working conditions? We already have a class of people to do these jobs, they're called "men". Women get university degrees in babysitting and hairdressing so they get the good jobs.

What's so hard to understand about that?


Men have got a taste of what it's like to be "stay at home dad's". And they like it!
Don't you dare discourage the wimmens from ruining every man's dream.
2013-01-26 08:16:27 PM  
1 vote:
Why would you want a crappy job working at 6AM on a punch clock in a noisy factory filled with fumes and crappy working conditions? We already have a class of people to do these jobs, they're called "men". Women get university degrees in babysitting and hairdressing so they get the good jobs.

What's so hard to understand about that?
2013-01-26 08:14:27 PM  
1 vote:
Women can show up to work still drunk just as well as men.
2013-01-26 08:11:37 PM  
1 vote:

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2013-01-26 07:15:27 PM  
1 vote:
Ladies if you think awkward passes by nerds are uncomfortable, construction workers are much worse.
2013-01-26 06:56:14 PM  
1 vote:
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