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 east as Bonner Springs made the trek to Salina.

“I think that’s what the best part about it is we’re able to pull everything from any corner of Kansas, we’re able to get people to come and do this,” Salina Tech lead welding instructor Eric Vannoy said.

This week was the second two-day session for the class with the other being in June. The class began last year with one session of 50 students, but was broken up into two 25 student sessions because of the coronavirus pandemic.