320. LOP Lack of Pride w/ Adam Streich

In this conversation, Jason and Adam discuss various topics related to welding and the skilled trades. They talk about the importance of practical experience and problem-solving in welding, as well as the need for creativity and bending the rules in certain situations. They also touch on advanced welding techniques and equipment, the role of inspectors in ensuring quality welds, and the challenges of teaching fabrication. The conversation highlights the need for more women in the welding industry and the importance of changing the perception of welding as a dirty and dangerous job. They also discuss the wage gap and the need for better wages in the skilled trades. The conversation covers various topics related to welding and trade schools. The main themes include the need for investment in trade schools, the importance of experienced instructors, the challenges of making welding popular, the significance of proper tools and equipment, the importance of safety and situational awareness, and the value of hands-on experience in the welding industry. In this final part of the conversation, Jason and Adam discuss the importance of experience and continuing education in the welding industry. They also talk about the challenges of preparing students for the job site and the value of mentorship and networking. They touch on topics like welding symbols, tool addiction, and the business side of welding. Adam shares some recommendations for classes and workshops that can further enhance welding skills. They wrap up the conversation by discussing upcoming events and ways to connect with Adam. Follow Adam on Instagram Here Arc Junkies Podcast: Instagram: @Arcjunkiespodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@arcjunkiespodcast9253 Email: Show@arcjunkies.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-becker-45407b72?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_contact_details%3BKipEwR3uQXCmCjaEfNzo6w%3D%3D Arc Junkies Website: https://arcjunkies.com Arc junkies Merch: https://shop.threadmob.com/arcjunkie/shop/home Underground Metal Works: https://www.underground-metalworks.com/ Friends of the Show: Outlaw Leather LLC Outlawleather.com Instagram: @outlawleatherusa Use ARCJUNKIES for 15% off all in-stock leather goods CK Worldwide https://www.ckworldwide.com/ Fronius USA https://www.fronius.com/en-us/usa Everlast Welders Instagram: @everlastwelders YouTube: Everlast Welders Online: https://bit.ly/37xJstI Use Codeword ARCJUNKIES at checkout to get upgraded to a free Nova Foot Pedal and TIG Torch with the purchase of any machine that comes with a stock foot pedal and TIG Torch. Strong Hand Tools Stronghandtool.com/arcjunkies Instagram @Strong_hand_tools ISOTUNES: Instagram: @isotunesaudio Online: https://shop.isotunes.com/arcjunkies10. Use ARCJUNKIES10 at checkout and save $10 on your purchase