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Meet Our Faculty: Jacob Adkinson

Jacob Adkinson

Adjunct Instructor
SAT Welding
School of Applied Technology

What he teaches:
Introduction to welding safety
Oxy Acetylene welding
Basic and Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Gas Metal Arc Welding
Flux Cored Arc Welding
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Number of years teaching at SLCC:
Nine months

Salt Lake Community College

Why working at SLCC matters:
Working at Salt Lake Community College is giving me a chance to give back to the community and help individuals achieve their goals and change their lives for the better.

Greatest professional challenge:
Having students at different skill levels, all learning different welding processes. Being able to switch from one process to another from one student to another has proven to be challenging but has also refined my skills as a welder and as an instructor.

Greatest professional accomplishment:
Getting my job as an adjunct welding instructor is my latest accomplishment. When I was a student at SLCC, I was given so much support and encouragement from all my instructors. I knew back then that I wanted to be a welding instructor and am very proud now to have achieved that goal. 

Advice for students or others:
Be persistent when it comes to achieving your goals. Have the staying power to see your goals to the end even through setbacks and failures. Reward yourself for your successes. Never stop learning and always strive to be better. 

Future plans:
Continue to improve my teaching skills and obtain a full-time position in the welding department at SLCC. I also plan to continue my education toward higher levels.

I am very blessed to be married to Sarah Bowman. We have four great children Azure, Annabelle, Naira and Max. I really enjoy spending time with them. Family is most important to me.

I really enjoy fly fishing, playing guitar, drawing, painting and metal sculpture.

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