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Robstown ISD unveils new welding facility

The school transformed a facility that remained unused for years.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — History was made at Robstown High School Tuesday as they unveiled their new welding lab facility that'll offer a Level 2 certification. 

It's the first school in the Coastal Bend to offer the facility, meaning students will get the chance to graduate with more experience and training. 

The school transformed a facility that remained unused for years.

"Our board of trustees and I came together, we put our thoughts together based on student input and we knew that welding would be a big part of this community," said Robstown ISD Superintendent Jose Moreno. "We roughly started with around 20 kids that we used to bus to Del Mar, but now knowing that we have a program here we have up to almost 50 kids of our own."

The program's vision is to become a welding hub that'll include surrounding areas. Calallen and Banquette are also planning to join the program in the fall semester. 

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