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Photo of Mr. HogueIf it seems like Mr. Hogue knows his way around the welding shop, it could be because he completed the welding program here at the Career & Technical Center when he was a student at Harrison Central High School.  From those beginnings, Mr. Hogue found employment in 1985 at Ingalls Shipbuilding, first in the apprenticeship program, then as a First Class Welder.

After 12 years with Ingalls, Mr. Hogue owned a family farm equipment business and did pipe welding for Northwind Fabrication.

Mr Hogue returned to the welding program in 2006 as the instructor.  He has certifications from AWS, Contren, COOLS, IC3, and NCCER.

Mr. Hogue says, "Welding is a valuable skill that can lead to good employment.  Students who are willing to learn and put in the time can be very successful."

”Why did you choose your Career & Technical Program?”


"I have always wanted to weld and become a welder at Ingalls Shipbuilding."  Damen Leaver, Harrison Central Class of 2023

"I plan to take a welding field job after here and go to trade school.  It will help me get ahead of the game."  Taylor Allen, West Harrison Class of 2022

"I want to get my NCCER card and go into offshore welding.  After about 20 years, I want to start my own business."  Aaron Robertson, Harrison Central Class of 2022

"I chose Welding for the experience in learning how to weld and the NCCER certification."  James Pete Canette, D"Iberville Class of 2022

"I saw an opportunity to make a career out of something I love.  I hope to leave here with a job already waiting for me."  Brennan Johnson, Harrison Central Class of 2022

“I wanted to learn and master the skill of welding, so I would eventually go to college and get certified.  Then, I’d go to Ingall’s or any place hiring a welder and work for about 10-15 years.  Then, I’d start my own business welding and fabricating.”  Jeremy Waller, Harrison Central Class of 2018

“I found welding interesting to join, and could use those skills later in life.”  Hannah Nash, D’Iberville Class of 2019

“I really enjoy welding and I have worked on and built drag cars since I was small.  So, I decided to work on my welding skills, and this was a great opportunity.”  Cody Ladner, West Harrison Class of 2018