Callahan Jobe receives $2500 welding scholarship
Air Products announced that SFCC student Callahan Jobe is the recipient of this year’s $2,500 Air Products Women of Gases and Welding Scholarship. Callahan became interested in welding while serving as an AmeriCorps member at Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity. She said while working there she discovered a love of welding. “It’s an empowering skill to put melting metal together,” the 28-year-old said. She emailed faculty member Jake Lovato about her interest in the program. She said he drove to the Habit for Humanity construction site to tell her about the scholarship opportunity. She put in her application and is thrilled to be the scholarship recipient.
Callahan wants to help SFCC recruit more women into the welding program. “I want to help the younger generation explore the trades, which I was not exposed to in high school,” she said. “I hope to one day teach other women how to weld.”
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Photo: SFCC student Callahan Jobe takes a break to talk with instructor Jake Lovato during welding class.