Welding graduate

Twenty-year-old CIRI descendant and CIRI Foundation Vocational Training Grant recipient Kurt R. Hermansen-Jent graduated June 2 from the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology in Troy, Ohio. Kurt earned a welding certification in both Structural and Pipe Welding along with two National Welder Certifications in MIG and TIG Welding (GMAW 6G and GTAW 6G). Kurt plans to expand his welding training beyond Hobart and pursue a career as an Underwater Welding Specialist/Certified Commercial Diver and Emergency Medical/Dive Medic Technician. He is currently enrolled in the 2010 fall semester at the Commercial Diving Academy in Jacksonville, Fla.