Airgas and Salina Tech host welding workshop for teachers

By |2020-10-08T14:31:47+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: news, Salina Tech in the news, Welding, Zuncategorized|

  Educators always want to learn what they can do better in the classroom for their students. Salina Tech and Airgas is making that possible for agriculture and technology teachers by offering a free two-day welding class for those teaching that subject. Educators as far west as Colby to as south as Sublette and as far [...]

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Great Plains hosts Manufacturing Day

By |2020-10-07T19:06:46+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: news, Salina Tech in the news, Welding, Zuncategorized|

Hundreds of students from across the state on Wednesday came to Salina to learn about and the manufacturing industry. Great Plains Manufacturing took part in the nationwide Manufacturing Day and showcased the variety of jobs and parts of the manufacturing industry. “This was to spread awareness about manufacturing and show students there are opportunities for them [...]

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Camp teaches students about science

By |2020-10-07T15:44:02+00:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Construction, Machine Tool, news, Salina Tech in the news, Welding, Zuncategorized|

About 60 students attended the third annual Salina Area Technical College Summer Camp Tuesday through Friday. The camp teaches students in late elementary school, middle school, and early high school about the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and math. The students were divided into six classes: hydraulics, welding, construction, machine tool, electrical, and medical. One of [...]

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Salina Tech to host Welding workshop

By |2020-10-07T15:26:44+00:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: news, Salina Tech in the news, Welding, Zuncategorized|

Airgas, a U.S. subsidiary of Air Liquide and a leading supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, welding hardgoods and safety products, will welcome high school technology shop teachers from across the state of Kansas for a two-day welding workshop held at Salina Area Technical College on June 4 and 5. With local customers around the [...]

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Welding for Fun

By |2020-10-07T15:17:10+00:00March 24th, 2019|Categories: news, Salina Tech in the news, Welding, Zuncategorized|

Good-natured ribbing greeted Dr. Bill Alsop while displaying the adjustable three-legged stool he built from steel. Accepting the challenge of using a TIG welder — requiring lots of practice — the retired gastroenterologist completed his project, acknowledging it was less than pretty and fell short of personal expectations. The 67-year-old medicine man did suggest that the [...]

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High schoolers participate in Manufacturing Day

By |2018-11-08T19:08:31+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Automotive, CAD, Construction, Diesel, Electrical, High School, HVAC, Machine Tool, Welding, Zuncategorized|

Chrisxavier Cease, a junior at Abilene High School, gets hands-on experience using a welding simulator Wednesday at Great Plains Manufacturing's inaugural Manufacturing Day. [ALLEIGH WEEMS / SALINA JOURNAL] Ellsworth High School junior Ashley Woods has a history of working with machinery. From growing up helping her father with the family ATV to taking small gas [...]

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Salina Tech enrollment jumps 27%

By |2018-11-08T18:52:18+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Allied Health, Auto Collision, Automotive, CAD, CDL, Construction, Dental Assistant, Diesel, Electrical, GenEd, High School, HVAC, Machine Tool, Medical Assistant, Police Science, Practical Nursing, Registered Nursing, Welding, Zuncategorized|

Enrollment at Salina Area Technical College rose 27% in the fall of 2018 compared to the previous fall, according to information collected on September 20th for reporting to the Kansas Board of Regents. According to the enrollment data, Salina Tech had a total of 435 Full Time Equivalent students, compared with 342 at this time in 2017. [...]

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Kobach lauds Salina Tech

By |2018-10-05T15:32:26+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Auto Collision, Diesel, Machine Tool, Medical Assistant, Practical Nursing, Welding, Zuncategorized|

Richard Fairchild (left), auto collision repair instructor at Salina Area Technical College, talks with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach during a tour of the school Tuesday morning. [TOM DORSEY / SALINA JOURNAL] “Salina Tech is a great school and has just the right programs that the job market demands,” Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate [...]

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Tech or Traditional? Higher ed offers different paths

By |2020-10-06T18:47:48+00:00September 1st, 2018|Categories: news, Salina Tech in the news, Welding, Zuncategorized|

  Choosing between a traditional four-year college and a technical school doesn’t have to be an either/or decision. Sometimes one educational path can lead to the other, said Greg Nichols, president of Salina Area Technical College. The daughter of one of his neighbors went to cosmetology school to earn a certificate after a one-year program. She [...]

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Salina Tech summer camp preparing students for the future

By |2018-09-10T13:57:02+00:00May 24th, 2018|Categories: Community, Construction, Diesel, Electrical, Welding, Zuncategorized|

Rising Salina South High School freshman Colton Jensen has aspirations of becoming a welder. “It’s what I love to do and if I could pick any career it would be in welding, for sure,” he said. Kirk Heimer, 12, of Assaria, works on a project in the diesel and hydraulics class during the Salina Area [...]

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