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Welding Technology, Auto Collision and Electricity Students Create Signs For All Times

New PTC Sign "Opportunity Starts Here"  Welding students on the Pinellas Technical College, St. Petersburg campus recently installed a 3D sign that showcases the school’s logo, as well as their advanced design work, creativity, and craftsmanship.

Keaton Yancey, a PTC student who graduated this year, presented a model of his unique sign concept in a miniature, stacked, Lego form to welding instructor, Jay Nunes. Nunes was so taken with the attractive and sleek model, that he had his class begin engineering and constructing a larger version of the sign for display in the school’s atrium.

Yancey Keaton
“Keaton has an unique ability to have a vision and follow through on a project of this scope, ” said Welding Technology Instructor Jay Nunes of his student. “He is an example of how our programs encourage all students to seek new certifications while championing their creative ideas.”

When the Pinellas Technical College unveiled a new logo, Nunes’ PTC welding students quickly went to work to add the new logo and additional flair to the work.
PTC sign preparations
In addition, the Automotive Collision, Repair and Refinishing students on the St. Petersburg Campus and their instructors, Steve Passe, Brad Olsen, Ron Johnston provided the paint concept, vibrant colors and finishing touches for the sign.

The PTC welcome sign joins other creative program collaborations on display around the school. The Electricity students on the St. Petersburg campus under the guidance of their instructors, Brian Young and Tim Smith, helped create the dynamic Welding Technologies sign that features one-of-a-kind, red, LED eyes inside in the welding hood that can be seen from more than 200 feet away.
Creating artistry one piece at a time, is just one of the many skills that Nunes’ Welding Technology students, the Automotive Collision, Repair and Finishing students and the Electricity students master. If you are interested in getting more information about the Welding Technology, Automotive Collision or Electricity program in St. Petersburg,  please call (727) 893-2500.

Jay Nunes, Welding Technologies instructor and students with special LED sign
Sign in progress  side view of sign
Welding class standing under specialized LED sign