Taking a TIG welding class in high school gave Barbara a taste of what would later become her career choice. After high school, Barbara worked in the medical field for a time, but came back to learn more about what she really loved doing: welding.
"Welding is really fun, and LBCC has one of the best welding programs in the country. It actually looks harder than it is. I like working with my hands, and find this type of work very rewarding."
Barbara plans to work as a TIG welder for the local industry, with a long-term goal to become a metallurgist, working with the different components of metal.