Welding camp thrills parents and students [photos]

Mind Over Metal was a fun name for a very fun welding camp held in August for young people eying a welding career.

Mind Over Metal was a fun name for a very fun welding camp held in August for young people eying a welding career.

Sponsored by Vancouver Island University, the Cowichan Valley School District and the Canadian Welding Association, the sessions drew raves from parents who saw their kids take to the torches with enthusiasm.

Welding camp 2015

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Parents Renee and Jason Kroffat were delighted, telling one of the organizers, Ron Nunweiler, “We were impressed with how the camp was run and what was supplied. Ethan was eager to go every day to see what he was going to make. Lots of hands on. We were wondering if you could send us an email regarding all the grad requirements and any info Ethan needs to know to pursue a career in welding.”

A mom, Heather Calabrase, agreed.

“Jack has thoroughly enjoyed this camp and his younger brother hopes he can go next year.
Hopefully these types of opportunities continue to be offered to the kids in the community.”

Mom Sarah Day told Nunweiler, “Matthew is really enjoying the camp and is so proud to show off his creations” and mom Jill Johnson added, “Thank you so much for what you guys are doing. Will is loving this week and comes home every night full of enthusiasm from his day’s accomplishments. I think this is such a great program and such a great life skill, whether it is pursued as a career or not.”