Seacoast School of Technology welcomes new welding instructor

Seacoast School of Technology welcomes new welding instructor

Portsmouth Herald

EXETER — Seacoast Faculty of Expertise not too long ago welcomed Joseph Biladeau as the brand new teacher for its two-year welding and fabrication program.

Biladeau, a graduate of SST’s constructing building and welding applications, holds a level in welding know-how from Manchester Neighborhood Faculty, has in depth welding expertise from Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, served as a welder/fabricator at GE Aviation and has instructing expertise from Nice Bay Neighborhood Faculty.  

“We’re delighted to convey Joe on board as our new welding teacher,” stated Sharon Wilson, principal at SST. “A part of what makes our program profitable is the truth that our instructors have real-world expertise so as to add to their particular person educating kinds. This mixture enriches our college students’ expertise and helps make them job-ready whereas additionally being eligible to earn credit that can switch to a local people school.”

SST is a profession and technical training heart situated in Exeter that serves highschool college students in a number of seacoast communities and focuses on hands-on, actual world studying that applies on to a job or profession. Packages deal with 12 areas, together with welding.

The SST Welding Applied sciences program teaches college students the essential methods of brazing, soldering, blueprint studying and electrical energy. Within the first yr of this system, college students uncover their area of interest and be taught office security. Within the second yr of this system, college students start working with totally different alloys like aluminum and chrome steel in addition to studying totally different welding methods and positions.

“SST is the place I first realized about welding,” Biladeau stated. “As a highschool senior, I didn’t have a plan for the longer term, however the welding program significantly influenced my route, which led me to pursue a profession in welding. I’m excited to return to SST as the brand new welding teacher and look ahead to educating at the highschool degree.”

The welding program at SST additionally serves as a functioning steel fabrication and restore store. College students full precise jobs for members of the Seacoast neighborhood. A number of latest initiatives embody rotisserie racks for native eating places, a TRX bar for the Exeter YMCA and proof lockers for an area police division.

Graduates of this system are ready for real-world jobs in steel fabrication, manufacturing and restore. On the finish of the two-year program, graduates have sufficient abilities to take certification checks in Shielded Metallic Arch Welding, Metallic Inert Fuel Welding and Tungsten Inert Fuel Welding.

To be taught extra in regards to the welding program at SST, name Sarah Boddy-Snee at (603) 775-8464, e-mail or go to

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