Delgado Offers 100 Full Scholarships in Welding

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Delgado Community College is offering 100 full scholarships to its welding school as part of a workforce development partnership with Praxair Inc., a major industrial gases company.

         Jed Lipinki with the The Times-Picayune reports the partnership, known as the Praxair Skills Pipeline, has provided more than $300,000 to train new welders in an accelerated one-year program.

To launch the program, Delgado's City Park campus will host a community event Monday where visitors can apply for the scholarships. Welders will be on hand to answer questions from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Last week, Delgado received $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to expand its accelerated training programs for those interested in entering the manufacturing and energy sectors. The school says the Praxair partnership is not connected to those initiatives.

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