Nick Gassaway - Canadian Valley Technology Center
THEN: A junior at Amber-Pocasset High School with little welding experience yet saw possibilities in the field. The welding program at Canadian Valley Technology Center helped Nick
- Develop and practice the techniques of welding with shielded metal arc gas metal arc, and gas tungsten arc.
- Compete as a member of Skills USA in district welding contests and be named Student of the Quarter for his welding class.
- Earn one of the most difficult certifications - 6G state pipe certification, which combines all structural and pipe welding positions.
NOW: Two years after graduating high school, Nick became a self-employed oilfield and pipeline welding contractor with two welding rigs. His company, G's Welding and Fab, travels across the country from Texas to North Dakota.