FEDC became the first economic development corporation in Texas to create, develop and open a career technical center.
This project has become a prototype for similar partnerships across the State of Texas with Economic Development Corporations taking a leading role in bringing technical and career training to needed areas.
The Welding Technology Program prepares Navarro College students for employment in the metal and construction trades. This is a field that continues to grow and is very much in demand with a high family wage potential. Students will gain experience and competencies in all major welding, cutting and fabrication theory and processes. Students can earn a certificate or Associate of Applied Science. The Program includes classroom instruction and hands-on-training in metal trades including safety, blueprint reading, metallurgy, power sources, tools and materials, welding and layout, and fitting techniques.
The students can obtain the following:
FEDC budgets $5,000 per semester for the purpose of tuition scholarships to assist all students in the welding program currently enrolled at the Fairfield campus.