Passing The Torch To A New Generation Of Welders

By ANN DORNFELD (/PEOPLE/ANN-DORNFELD)  -- KUOW News and Information

Welding torches have sizzled at the Vigor Industrial shipyard on Seattle’s Harbor Island for a century. But the men and women behind the welding masks in this particular warehouse have only been at it for two weeks. The demand for skilled welders is so high that the shipyard and the state are now paying to teach the skill to displaced workers.