Students in the welding program at Glen Oaks Community College are working with more than 3,000 pounds of metal and aluminum recently donated by Morgan Olson.
Alyse Bannister, GOCC welding instructor, said market value for the metal is in excess of $2,000. She noted the college is grateful for Morgan Olson’s donation, as it allows students to practice more freely on cuts and welds on different types of metals throughout the semester.
Glen Oaks is one of the hosts for the St. Joseph County CTE Welding program, of which 37 students are enrolled. In addition, there are 26 students enrolled in the Open- Entry/ Open Exit welding program at the college.