Ohio-based Lincoln Electric is hoping to “Take the guesswork out of lesson planning and curriculum development” with its new U/LINC™ subscription-based online curriculum of lesson plans, videos, student handouts, assessment tests, presentations, etc., designed to streamline the teaching experience and free welding school instructors from curriculum development.

“The era of stand-alone DVDs and textbooks is coming to an end,” states Dr. Jason Scales, Lincoln Electric Manager of Educational Services.

“We can deliver a specific lesson plan and matching student or presentation materials over the web and update the files immediately whenever welding or teaching advances require a change. “

“Whether you are teaching stick and GMAW or are ready to tackle robotics, CNC plasma cutting or manufacturing engineering, U/LINC curriculum is ready to help you get your training started now.”

Topics covered include safety, welding principles, SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, thermal and CNC plasma cutting, mathematics in welding, careers, aluminum, stainless, robotics, fabrication, manufacturing and engineering, and pipe.

This is not Lincoln’s first step to become more involved in education. The company this year also donated $1 million to endow a professorship in Welding Engineering at the Ohio State University.

Their curriculum currently features more than 1,500 teaching assets and is growing, allowing instructors at high schools, technical colleges, universities, unions, or private industrial training centers to focus on teaching in the classroom, rather than spend hours developing custom curriculum from available sources.