SVHEC

Jerry Elliott (Accredited Testing Facility representative and quality manager), Geoff Vaughan (Welding@SVHEC program leader) and Scarlett Brandon, SoVA CME program/marketing coordinator pose for a photo.

SOUTH BOSTON — The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center recently became an Accredited Testing Facility through the American Welding Society.

With this internationally recognized designation, the SVHEC now provides welding trainees, experienced welders, and regional employers with access to pursue industry certification.

“AWS is the cream of the crop for welding certification. Being designated as an ATF will not only benefit SVHEC welding trainees, but also employers throughout the region. We’re proud to provide a much needed local connection to this well-recognized national welding certification,” said Geoffrey Vaughan, Welding@SVHEC program leader.

Obtaining certification is a rigorous process requiring individuals to demonstrate their welding skills at an Accredited Testing Facility. A certified welding inspector examines an individual’s welds and determines if he or she qualifies for certification.

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