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Horn Hired To Expand Power Tech & Welding Program at UAS Ketchikan


March 19, 2015
Thursday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - The University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan has hired a new faculty member, Ken Horn, as the Assistant Professor of Power Technology/Welding for the Ketchikan campus.

Assistant Professor Horn has been teaching as an adjunct instructor for UAS Ketchikan since 2009. He was hired for this full-time position at the beginning of March. One goal for this new position is to work with local industries to meet their workforce training needs and provide the skills necessary for students to prepare for jobs in power technology and welding. These courses will train students for emerging and growing industries in our region including marine manufacturing.

Assistant Professor Horn is a journeyman-level welder and journeyman-level pipefitter. He brings to the University over 37 years of knowledge and experience in welding, marine industrial and construction trades. He has been certified in many various welding processes and techniques.

He worked at the U.S. Coast Guard Base Ketchikan as one of two welders for the State of Alaska and Pacific Rim. Prior to his work at the USCG base, Horn worked at Alaska Ship & Drydock, Dakota Creek Industries and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy Seabees as a steelworker.

Horn started on March 2 and will be teaching and developing courses and programs to train local and regional residents for the growing marine industrial sector in SE Alaska.

Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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