Suncoast Technical Welding Student
This month’s student spotlight is Gerald Sheldon. He is in his last session of Welding. When he came to us almost 2 years ago, he had never welded a day before in his life. He was a flooring installer for 20 years and needed a change. Mr. Sheldon was thinking about pursuing a career in the medical industry because he wanted the stability of it. When his sister mentioned seeing a welding program at Suncoast Technical Education Center, he realized that he could have the best of both words. He can have the stability and security in knowing a trade and get a career in something he is actually interested in. He now knows how to TIG, MIG, and STICK weld. Gerald wanted to be well rounded with all the different welds. Currently his favorite is aluminium TIG. He really enjoys being able to create something out of flat plates, like the dice pictured below. He hopes that upon getting his certification, he can dive right in to the career he has always been looking for.