Dave Viar: 2022 POY Finalist

Dave Viar

Department Chair, Mechanical Technologies / Welding Program Coordinator

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Ballot Information

  • Volunteered at the Teen Bridge Center to show welding and have the kids build a project and weld hands on.
  • Worked with the MACS team for career events and high school career nights
  • Voted in as Chicago American welding Society Chairman for a 3rd year in a row. (Very rare).
  • Serve as current Deputy Director for American Welding Society District 13
  • Hosted a golf outing that earned 20,000 dollars for student scholarships. and doing it again in May..
  • Was featured in Chicago Crains magazine for diversity in welding.
  • Assisted Morton College with construction of new welding lab and curriculum.
  • Will lead high school welding competition at Evergreen Park high school and give 2, $1,000 dollar scholarships away.
  • Currently hold a voting position for the American Welding Society D1.1 Structural Steel Qualification committee
  • Placed multiple welding students into manufacturing jobs at local companies.
  • Worked with Local 597 Pipefitters to place students into the apprenticeship.
  • Taught classes for Local 27 Glazers Union at MVCC
  • Taught welding processes class for AISC (American Institute for Steel Construction).
  • Taught 2-week aerospace class for American Welding Society in Grudziadz Poland for Lockheed Martin.