Tina M. Buchanan

Contributing Writer
West Virginia University, Parkersburg Campus
She is an AWS certified welding educator; AWS certified welding inspector; certified welder in GMAW, GTAW, SMAW, FCAW; ASNT Level II MT, PT; chair of Mid-Ohio Valley section of the American Welding Society; and past chair of the Faculty Senate. She has an M.S. degree in adult and technical education.
Welding Teacher

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Cure for the welder shortage

October 9, 2007 | By Tina M. Buchanan

What can be done to combat the skilled welder shortage? Longtime welding educator and inspector Tina Buchanan has some ideas that require cooperation among educational facilities at all levels, industry, and parents. Among her recommendations are restructuring educational programs, more industry involvement, and parental support of children's career interests.

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