Need a reason to enroll in Fort Vancouver High School’s half-day Welding/Fabrication Technology program? Here are 10 of them:

10. Welding class is about much more than just welding.

9. Welding class gives you self-confidence and builds your self-esteem.

8. Welding class changes the way you think about the technical world around you.

7. Welding class encourages responsibility.

6. Welding class is about problem-solving.

5. Welding class teaches teamwork.

4. Welding is a good introduction to skilled trades.

3. Welding class teaches science.

2. Welding class teaches safety.

1. Welding class is fun.

And here’s one more: The median pay is $17.99 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

So, ready to begin welding? Apply to the program by Friday, March 4, 2016.

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Students who will be in grades 10-12 during the 2016-17 school year should apply online by Friday, March 4, 2016, at 4 p.m. PST. The program is free for accepted students, but an application is required.

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