Matt calls himself a “jack of all trades” because he has a lot of interests. He has completed automotive training and is now taking welding classes. He started at Cabrillo because the Welding Program had certifications, unlike other programs. Matt has completed certificates and will be taking more classes. He says it is a good program, finding Dave to be a great instructor.
“He is very helpful and really cares about your progression,” Matt says.
When Matt completes all of his training he plans to start his own business or find a great job in the welding field.
Ginger La Velle
Ginger is interested in making art, so a few years ago she began working with a local artist. Through that work she became attracted to working with metal and wanted to learn more. To do so, Ginger chose the Welding program at Cabrillo because “they have great teachers and it’s an affordable place to test the water.” She found a “great environment” for learning.
“The staff are very friendly and open and the classes are a group environment so we all work and learn together. The teachers are super skilled and talented.”
She enjoys making art, and she finds metal is great to work with. Ginger would love to make a living creating art. Taking classes in the Welding program is allowing her to make progress toward that goal.