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