Virtual Reality Welding @ the MTC

Wednesday, 17 July 2019 07:57

virtualwelder1The Maritime Training Center has a new addition to its workforce: The Miller Augmented Arc. Miller’s Augmented Arc is an incredibly realistic virtual welding system that includes curriculum and quizzes, both standard and customizable, and welding exercises in a large variety of welding styles and positions. This equipment is designed to help students with no welding experience get an idea of the knowledge required to weld before they even set foot on the shop floor. This includes arc length, speed, work angle, and travel angle.

We will also be bringing this equipment at events like Worlds of Opportunity as a fun way to create an interest in welding for younger students, so be on the look out!

RyanblytheRecently, Ryan Blythe of the Cobb Business Journal visited the Annual Gulf State Shipbuilders Consortium in Mobile, Alabama. He wrote about his assessment of the industry and of Alabama's investment in this industry. His article includes the Maritime Training Center. In his article he mentions says, "The Maritime Training Center in Mobile is a model for the rest of the country." Read more of what he had to say about the Maritime Industry, The Maritime Training Center, and the entire state of Alabama. 

The Most Important Acres in America, by Ryan Blythe
Cobb Business Journal

AWS Skills USA Competition

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 15:26

On March 2, 2018 the Maritime Training Center hosted the AWS Skills USA competition.  Competing in the Southwest Alabama district were 26 students from 12 high schools. Gold winner Angel Manzano (South Baldwin Center for Technology), silver winner Cody Stitt (South Baldwin Center for Technology), and bronze winner Dylon Williams (South Baldwin Center for Technology) will move on to state finals in Birmingham April 23-25, 2018.

CGIA Student/Industry Hiring Conference

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 15:23

On March 5, 2018, the Maritime Training Center hosted the CGIA Student/Industry Hiring Conference. Recent graduates from CGIA endorsed programs were invited to meet with hiring representatives from Alabama Power Company, AM/NS Calvert, Austal USA, Brown & Root Industrial Services LLC, Chevron Pascagoula Refinery, Evonik Corporation, Huntington Ingalls Industries, I.B.E.W. Local Union 903, Millwright Local 1192, Turner Industries Group, UA Gulf Coast District Council No. 1, and Zachry Group. Over 150 guests were in attendance to discuss job opportunities and to enjoy lunch.

2018 National Robotic Welding Conference

Thursday, 01 March 2018 07:53

The 2018 National Robotic Welding Conference is an annual conference featuring professionals and vendors, sharing their knowledge on the latest information regarding the robotic welding industry.  Individuals and/or company's interested in participating as an Exhibitor or Sponsor and sign up on the conference website. This year's robotic welding conference is being held at the Alabama Robotic Technology Park in Tanner, Alabama. The conference will be held on April 30 - May 2, 2018. Please register today!n 


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The Maritime Training Center was designed to meet the growing demand for industrial-related training for the sourthern region of Alabama, and provide job seekers with the qualifications and skills needed to join the growing maritime-related industries.