Welding, Fabrication & Manufacturing Lab

Fundraising Goal:  $1,215,000 (Successfully raised)

44 Donors supported the project financially and/or through in-kind support.

Current Donors to the Project:

Airgas, Inc

Aksarben Foundation

American National Bank



BVH Architecture

Ann and Dennis Christiansen


Robert B. Daugherty Foundation

Employee Owners of Drake-Williams Steel

Elliott Equipment Company


Hamann Family Fund

Kayla and Chris Hawkins

Heider Family Foundation

Randy and Karen Horn

Kiewit Corporation

The Lozier Foundation


Mechanical Contractors Association of Omaha

Metropolitan Community College 

Miller Electric Company

Miller Electric Manufacturing Company

Nebraska Department of Labor-Nebraska Worker Training Program

Omaha Custom Manufacturing

Omaha Track

Owen Industries/PVS

Kristen and Jason Papenfuss

Plumbers local 16

Prairie Construction Company

Prairie Mechanical

Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation

Sherwin Williams

Steamfitters and Plumbers Local 464

Kaye Travnicek

Union Mechanical Industry

Union Pacific Railroad Foundation

W Club

CL Werner Foundation

Westside Foundation

David and Susan (Darst) Williams

Hugh Williams (In memory of Mike Williams)


Westside High School’s Welding Program is one of the oldest and most distinguished welding programs in the region, and it's undergoing a major expansion!   The program itself was established in 1955, and in its 60 plus year history it has maintained a strong commitment to preparing students for careers in the welding arts.

The completed project significantly expanded the current welding space and program, which will help meet the demand for welding courses.  The project  also provides an instructional space that is conducive to the education that students need in order to enhance their exposure to welding, and develop the skills needed for this high demand career field.

Please take the time to view our information packet about the Welding Project.