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EMCC Welding Test Center 

The standards are set high for folks looking to enter the welding field.Those who attend Eastern Maine Community College may have a leg up in the field.In addition to the welding program, EMCC also has a welding test center on site. It’s the only center of it’s kind in the state.Businesses in the area work with the test center to ensure the integrity of their work.Students can receive a national certification from the center that will help them in their career.”It’s a certification that really sets an individual above other people that just have some sort of other certification, that maybe doesn’t follow a national guideline.” adds Tom Giles, Director of the Welding Test Center.The Maine Department of Education is requiring all vocational high school students receive certifications in their areas of study beginning next year. The test that is offered at EMCC’s testing site is one that welding students can choose to take, making the center even more valuable.