Marana High School
students enrolled in Kenton Webb's Welding program are gaining real world experience constructing their own welding booths for their program to expand, fabricating metal logos for all of the school campuses in the Marana Unified School District (MUSD), and creating sculptures for the town of Marana.
They are also building excellent careers. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, welders, cutters, and welder fitters can expect to make $18 to $31 per hour in Arizona.
The Welding program started in 1975, when the high school opened says Cathie Raymond, MUSD Career and Technical Education Director. Webb, who currently has 210 students in his program, has been teaching and growing the program for the past 8 years.
In addition to Marana, CTE/JTED
programs are also located at:
- Cholla Magnet High School
- Cienega High School
- San Manuel High School
- Tucson Magnet High School
Welding is also a part of the curriculum at the JTED @ Tanque Verde Precision Manufacturing Program and at Catalina Foothills High School's Theatre Tech program.