Paul McNeal is the first graduate of the Lawrence County jail’s five-week welding course, which is funded through a grant that pays its Tennessee College of Applied Technology Pulaski instructor and for other supplies. Advanced Design Solutions (ADS) in Lawrenceburg provides use of two welding booths and tools for the program.

In order to participate, Paul first completed a 10-week Certified Production Technician course which is taught in the jail by TCAT and is funded through the same grant.

Paul now has a MIG Welding for Industry certificate from TCAT and passed a pre-employment test that ADS gives to assess welding skills.

Congratulations to Paul and thanks to TCAT-Pulaski instructor Rex Nave and Mark Booker at Advanced Design Solutions!