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Metro Council members tour new Knight School of Welding designed to help veterans and others learn a trade

Tuesday November 13, 2012

For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622
               Stephen Haag 574-1204 / 645- 1752

Louisville – It is a place where education becomes economic opportunity for those who want to learn a new trade. On Tuesday, three members of the Louisville Metro Council toured the Knight School of Welding which is opening its doors in West Louisville.

“This is an impressive facility,” said Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1). “But more importantly, as our country faces a tough task of improving and rebuilding our infrastructure, this school will provide the training needed to accomplish the job.”

Scott along with Council members Jerry Miller (R-19) and Stuart Benson (R-20) got a firsthand look at the Knight School of Welding which has opened a new training and certification testing facility in Metro Louisville.

“I don’t think you can ever have enough training,” said Councilman Stuart Benson (R-20) “There is a demand for skilled laborers and we are pleased that Knight Welding School is expanding into another location so that training is available and convenient for those who want to learn a trade.”

The school, located in District 1, is equipped to train and graduate up to 225 welders per year in its newly remodeled 20,000 sq. ft. facility and offers corporate training and certification testing in all processes of welding. Select welding programs are approved for the enrollment of veterans with the GI Bill, Workforce Investment Act Training and Vocational Rehabilitation Services Training.

“I was very impressed with the Knight School, and am pleased that they have expanded in order to provide this much needed training,” said Councilman Jerry Miller (R-19). “Expanding training opportunities within our skilled trades is a critical component of growing our economy.”

“This school is a welcome addition to District 1 and to West Louisville,” said Scott. “We build great products in the United States and the Knight School will help many get started on the goal of helping to build great products right here in our City.”

The Knight School of Welding is located at 2017 South 39th Street in Metro Louisville. To learn more about the school and the programs is offers go to: www.knightschoolofwelding.com.

Sponsors:
Attica Scott (D) 1
Jerry Miller (R) 19
Stuart Benson (R) 20