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February 15, 2012

Graduate of Cowley�s welding program returns to share his knowledge


welding programLogan Kelly, a 2006 graduate of Cowley College’s Welding Program, returned to the school on Wednesday to work with students on the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process. Kelly is a Journeyman Pipefitter/Welder working out of Local Union 441, Plumber and Pipefitters – Wichita.

Bob Moffatt, Cowley College Career and Technical Education Department Chair, was happy to have his former student share his knowledge with students in the college’s welding program.

“It was great to have him take the time to come in and reinforce to the students what we are teaching them,” Moffatt said. “He is highly successful and it was nice for the students to hear from someone in the work force.”

Kelly demonstrated the GTAW process to students and specifically simulated job related situations with the controls and proper procedures. The procedures call for 100% x-ray quality welds performed on piping materials which may include carbon steel, stainless steel and chrome-moly alloys used in refineries, gas distribution plants or food and beverage processing facilities.

“He provided a fresh perspective as to what’s going on in the industry,” Moffatt said. “I think it was a real eye opener for some of the students.”

Pictured, from left, Bob Moffatt, welding student Jake Kennedy, and Logan Kelly.