Oberlin High School kids try their skills at virtual welding


Emma Kim wears a welding helmet and begins to weld.

Emma Kim wears a welding helmet and begins to weld.


Ario Thompson looks at the computer screen to see what real welding is like.


Ian Washington keeps his hands steady as he slowing moves the gun down the grove of the piece of metal.


Quinn Krueck watches the computer screen as he finishes his weld.


Photos by Valerie Urbanik | Oberlin News-Tribune

Oberlin School students learned Monday about the basics of welding and the high demand for welders in the coming years. The Weld-Ed’s Mobile Welding Training Center, a 48-foot trailer with eight welding stations, is stationed outside city hall through Wednesday for residents and students to learn more about the profession. Teens had the chance to put on a helmet and use a welding simulator to see what it would be like to weld a piece of metal.

Emma Kim wears a welding helmet and begins to weld.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/10/web1_IMG_4057.jpgEmma Kim wears a welding helmet and begins to weld.

Ario Thompson looks at the computer screen to see what real welding is like.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/10/web1_IMG_4061.jpgArio Thompson looks at the computer screen to see what real welding is like.

Ian Washington keeps his hands steady as he slowing moves the gun down the grove of the piece of metal.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/10/web1_IMG_4062.jpgIan Washington keeps his hands steady as he slowing moves the gun down the grove of the piece of metal.

Quinn Krueck watches the computer screen as he finishes his weld.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/10/web1_IMG_4064.jpgQuinn Krueck watches the computer screen as he finishes his weld.