Kilgore College is pleased to announce that its Welding Technology Program has been named a “Validated Program” by Eastman Chemical Co., Texas Operations. The award, given by the Workforce Development Team at Eastman, assures that graduates from KC’s welding

program hired by Eastman will receive higher starting pay, more frequent pay increases and additional scholarships. Program strengths noted about KC’s welding program in Eastman’s report include: quality of program leadership and willingness to hear feedback to make changes as needed; impressive level of support throughout the administration; new equipment; updated facilities; and program curriculum content that supports Eastman’s training needs. KC’s Welding Technology Program is taught by Cody Edwards and Josh Bernethy. For more information on the program, call Edwards at 903-983-8162.