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Chelsea Dorr - Indian Capital Technology Center

Chelsea Dorr works to weld the world.
Chelsea Dorr - Indian Capital Technology Center

Chelsea Dorr

THEN: Raised on a farm where welding was something you needed to know. Chelsea enrolled in the welding program at ICTC where she

  • Learned welding theory and safety, fabrication, welding codes, and metal characteristics and properties.
  • Competed in welding contests through the CareerTech student organization, SkillsUSA, at the regional and state level.
  • Developed skills in leadership and teamwork and reinforced self-confidence and communications skills.

NOW: Chelsea was named the Skills USA Outstanding Breaking Traditions Secondary Welding Student for 2012, an award for students who chose a specific career based on their interests, not gender. She is now a department manager at Atwoods - which has a large welding department - and is paid $2 more per hour than other employees because of her training.