Howdy, my name is Art Free. This is my 24th year at Rockdale High School.
I will be teaching the following classes for the 2019-20 school year: Practicum in Manufacturing, Introduction to Welding, Welding 1 and 2, Introduction to Construction, Construction Management 1 and 2. Students who do not already have one will have the opportunity to earn and OSHA-10 safety certification. Seniors will have the opportunity to earn an OSHA-30 safety certification.
I am excited to announce that we will be participating the newly formed Texas High School Welding Series.(TXHSWS) The series will have many events during the year. Students may earn points at each contest and may have the opportunity to participate in the first ever TXHSWS State Championships in May. We will also be competing in FFA and SkillsUSA contests.
Our program focuses on safely providing realistic career and certification training for students.