THE WELDING STUDENT'S GUIDE TO PRACTICING DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN


practices during Covid-19 lockdown
practices during Covid-19 lockdown

It's been weeks now since trade schools have been closed from COVID. Educators are struggling to move forward with classes and welders want to keep their skills sharp. But how?



Imagine waking up to another day of the "new normal" to 247 unread messages in your DMs.

247! In a matter of hours.


That's what we woke up to last week when schools and businesses started to shut down, and believe it or not, that was just the beginning. Over the past week while putting together this live broadcast we've received over 2,000 messages and emails. Every one of them was one of two questions:

"I'm a welding student. How am I supposed to practice if I can't weld?"

or

"I'm a welding instructor. How am I supposed to teach my students how to weld with out lab time?"


There's no easy answer. What can you do to keep your skills sharp while you're waiting at home?


We've come up with 3 simple ways to practice welding at home without a power source:


1. Walk the Cup

You don't need a power source to burn muscle memory into your brain. That's especially true when it comes to walking the cup. Amazon is still shipping, so if you don't have a TIG torch, buy one! Once you get it, set it up and start walking the cup. 30-40 minutes a day is all it takes. If you need some helpful tips on getting started, here's a quick tutorial: