(Bradenton, FL—June 25, 2019) Five Manatee Technical College welding students used their skills to refurbish the large blue metal sculpture that sits in front of Lee Middle School.
The sculpture was originally dedicated 25 years ago. It was in need of some structural welding and reinforcement due to the years of weathering.
The students used shielded metal arc welding on the carbon steel structure and oxy-fuel torch to cut the carbon steel metal to fit what was needed to complete the job.
The students performed the refurbishing under the supervision of their instructors, Gary Martin and Jay Lloyd.
About Manatee Technical College
Manatee Technical College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. MTC has three campuses within the School District of Manatee County and offers over 50 career preparation programs, continuing education, adult general education, and personal enrichment classes. The mission of MTC is to produce highly skilled individuals and resourceful leaders through collaborative education to meet the ever-changing needs of our communities and the workforce.
MTC welding student Shyanne Larson working on refurbishing sculpture at Lee Middle School. It was in need of some structural welding and reinforcement due to years of weathering. Larson was one of five MTC welding students who worked on the project.
Five MTC welding students including Jay Garcia, Pat Bush, Rhian Jenkins, and Cody Constantino refurbished the sculpture in front of Lee Middle School. The students used shielded metal arc welding and oxy-fuel torch on the carbon steel structure to complete the job.
Sign under the sculpture at Electa Lee Middle School.