Joel McElfresh

Joel McElfresh



Joel McElfresh
Instructor, Welding

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About me:
I learned how to weld as an adult at Scarlet Oaks and have been in the industry for 10 years. I've worked in customer-specific fabrication shops, welding pipe of all types for a mechanical contractor, and as a welder in a steel mill until I joined the team at Live Oaks.

What I love about teaching is getting to know the students, and the 'AH-HA!' moment when a student really grasps the concept of the lesson or makes his or her first weld.

The best part of my classroom is when the students get excited about learning.

Want to know more about the Welding program or the career field?

Great Oaks Welding program web page

Welding career paths