KETCHIKAN - Ketchikan High School and Revilla High School welding students often practice their skills by doing various community service projects.
Students recently built 14 barbecues for use in local Alaska State Parks and also built a wood stove for a local resident. Their current project has been creating raptor stands for Ketchikan Indian Community's Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery and Eagle Center.
The stands will be presented to representatives from the Eagle Center at 1 p.m. Wednesday during a celebratory, year-end thank you barbecue for the students, to be held in the new welding fabrication shop at the UAS Ketchikan Technology Center, 600 Stedman, where the students train.
The University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus provides a wide variety of educational courses and programs to Ketchikan and the surrounding communities throughout the year. Courses and programs are available locally and distance including Web-based and audio-conference classes. Through these offerings, students can achieve certifications, associate, bachelor and master degrees.