From Construction to Welding To College

Meet Peyton Maliszewski, a former Construction Technology student who is currently enrolled in the Welding program. Like many of our juniors, Peyton decided to return to OSTC-SE for his senior year in a different program.  

While in Construction, Peyton discovered that he enjoyed learning skills that allowed him to work and create independently. Wanting to take this to the next level, while also obtaining a separate skillset, he decided to try the Welding program this year. Welding not only allows him to continue to create and think on his own, but Peyton really enjoys the power he exerts with his hands when in the welding booth. He describes the program as, “having enormous potential to produce, while simultaneously walking the line of making sure things do not go wrong.” Working with fire and heated metals makes for very interesting class time.  

Peyton has been accepted to attend Lawrence Technological University for next year. He said for students looking to join either Construction, Welding, or eventually both, that the skills he’s learned over the past year and a half hold a lot of potential for future career opportunities, and that working hands-on in OSTC-SE’s labs allows for real life scenarios in a variety of trades.


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