CAC Female Welding Students

Become a Woman of Steel at CAC Arcs and Sparks Event on November 16

By Angela Askey, Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing

The Central Arizona College Welding Program is hosting a special Arcs and Sparks event for females, age 10 and above on Fri., November 16 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. The event will be held at the Signal Peak Campus V Building, Room 107 (8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128.)

According to the American Welding Society, the industry is predicting a shortage of over 200,000 skilled welding professionals by 2020. While a small number of welders are currently women, a multitude of opportunities exists for females to enter a career that offers relatively high average pay.

Arcs and Sparks will provide options for girls and women to explore welding careers. Participants will learn firsthand how to make a basic weld and use and angle grinder/plasma cutting machine while creating a glow box or butterfly.

This event is free. No experience is necessary. Current female students and instructors will be on hand to provide a cutting edge learning opportunity. Attendees must wear leather closed-toe shoes/boots, 100% cotton long-sleeved shirt and full-length pants.

For additional information, please contact Brent Couch, Professor of Welding at or Sandra Lascher-Zires, Career Navigator/Outreach Specialist at