Tour manager Sarah Rowe shows the results of a virtual welding simulation to Dakota Arguello during the Welding Expo at American River College in Sacramento on Feb. 6, 2016. The welding industry is in need of workers, and ARC is trying to attract students to train them for those careers.
Tour manager Sarah Rowe shows the results of a virtual welding simulation to Dakota Arguello during the Welding Expo at American River College in Sacramento on Feb. 6, 2016. The welding industry is in need of workers, and ARC is trying to attract students to train them for those careers. Randall Benton Sacramento Bee file
Tour manager Sarah Rowe shows the results of a virtual welding simulation to Dakota Arguello during the Welding Expo at American River College in Sacramento on Feb. 6, 2016. The welding industry is in need of workers, and ARC is trying to attract students to train them for those careers. Randall Benton Sacramento Bee file
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