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Meet Our Instructor - Dave Rodden
Meet Our Instructor - Dave Rodden

Encouragement goes a long way. Although it's important to be a self-starter, having teammates who help you develop is crucial as well. Dave attributes his success in the welding field to coworkers who showed him how to progress in his career. 

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A Day in the Life: Welder
A Day in the Life: Welder

When you look at a skyscraper, chances are you're wondering how many stories it is or which of its offices you need to reach. As a welder, I see a system of pipes and metal carefully held together by a team's hard work. My name's Tanner, and I'd like to show you why welding is such an important career.

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Welding Instructor Mackey
Welding Instructor Mackey

Would you ever consider becoming a teacher at the school from which you graduated? That's exactly what one of our instructors did. O. L. Mackey—or “Mackey,” as his students call him—is one of Rockford Career College's welding instructors. Mackey teaches all of our welding courses focusing on SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, and pipe welding. Before joining the RCC faculty, he worked for Monroe Truck Equipment as a welder. In total, he has eight years of experience in the field.

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Graduate Highlight - Thomas Cavanaugh - Welding
Graduate Highlight - Thomas Cavanaugh - Welding

“If you stay ready, you don't have to get ready.” – Will Smith 1

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Why welding training at RCC - Instructors like Dave Rodden!
Why the Welding Training Program at RCC? Instructors Like Dave Rodden!

Why choose Rockford Career College for your welding training? Our welding instructors, such as Mr. Dave Rodden, make the difference through their extensive experience and knowledge. They all have a  genuine desire to see students like you succeed.
 

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Graduate Highlight - Christian Lopez Welding
Graduate Highlight - Christian Lopez

What is the most important factor for success? Many times, it's having the will to learn and put in effort. Knowledge could be taught, and skills could be developed, but willpower is something that nobody could give you. Christian Lopez knew this all too well when he tackled a new career field.
 

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