Name: Chase Guntrum
Q: What began your interest in welding?
A: My step-dad told me about underwater welding.
Q: Explain the process you had to go through.
A: I had to fill out an application for the Career Center and wait to get accepted.
Q: How much can you do with your new skill?
A: I can build buildings and bridges to smaller stuff like air conditioners.
Q: What do you plan to do with this skill?
A: I plan to join the Steamfitters Union and work for them. When I retire, I want to start a small repair shop. I’ll do this with the money I earn from honing in my skill.
Q: Would you advise others to go to tech for welding and why?
A: Yes, it is a very much needed skill in the United States and not many people realize this. They all push for colleges when that’s not the only way to make a living.
Q: What do you do outside of school?
A: I play video games and work on small stuff with my dad and weld anything we need fixed.
Q: What are your other interests and hobbies?
A: I play soccer and work at Burger King
Q: What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
A: I see myself working in the Steamfitters Union and building my dream house.