Skip to main content

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

Undergraduate:
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.

Family:
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.

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



Popular posts from this blog

College Planning for Students on Campuses this Fall

Students – we have greatly missed them in our classrooms and labs. We can’t wait to see them back on our campuses. But we want to see students return only with their health and safety as our highest priority.With that, our plan is to welcome students back in time for the start of this coming fall semester with in-person and, as always, a wide variety of online class offerings. We will continue to monitor guidelines issued by the state and the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE), and, if there are any changes to this plan, we will notify students immediately.USHE recently issued a press release with a COVID-19 update, which can be found here. For a full recap of USHE’s detailed plans, click here.USHE institutions, including SLCC, are currently working on what a return to campus will look and feel like this fall. Those details continue to evolve based on factors like “disease prevalence,” diagnostic testing supplies, contact tracing and the ability to provide “adequate” supplies of p…

Reopening SLCC

With most of Utah’s move to yellow status (low-risk) as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic, many restrictions are being lifted across the state. As a result, SLCC is also making adjustments to its operations. Starting June 1, SLCC will officially move to yellow status, and throughout the month, the following changes will implemented:·All campus buildings will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 1 to July 31. Evening hours will resume July 31.·Employees whose job responsibilities cannot be done remotely will be prioritized in returning to work starting June 8.·Department directors are establishing plans to safely and reasonably begin bringing people back to the workplace for on-campus, face-to-face operations at all SLCC locations starting June 8. Check with your supervisor for details.·Reasonable precautions will be implemented to keep employees and students safe while at SLCC. This includes frequent cleaning and sanitation of shared surfaces and availabilit…

SLCC Announces Soft Reopening of Some Services

Salt Lake Community College officials are pleased to report the college will resume some services with limited hours of operation and some restrictions at three campuses, starting May 18.College officials ask that the hour of 10-11 a.m. be reserved for “high-risk” population (*see criteria below) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. are open to the general public. Everyone is asked to wear masks, if possible, and continue to observe the necessity for social distancing.Taylorsville Redwood Campus·Cashiering·Bookstore·Admissions/Admissions Hub·Academic Advising·Financial Aid·Office of Registrar & Academic RecordsSouth City and Jordan campuses·Information Desk*The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines “high risk” as:·People 65 years and older·People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility·People with underlying medical conditions that include:1.Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma2.Serious heart conditions3.Immunocomprom…