Welding instructor joins TTC
Posted: Friday, June 14, 2013 6:00 pm
The Messenger 06.14.13
James Daniels is the new welding program instructor at the Tennessee Technology Center at Newbern.
Daniels, a native of Collins, Ark., is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served as a hull maintenance technician and spent 24 years perfecting his technical skills and proficiencies in welding technologies.
He obtained the Navy Enlisted Classifications of Structural and High Pressure Pipe Welder during his career, as well as numerous commendations, awards, citations and medals for both his technical and professional expertise.
Daniels retired as a chief petty officer in 2004 before starting a civilian career at Firestone Industrial Products in Dyersburg.
He completed his bachelor of science degree in organizational leadership with a major in project management from Union University in Jackson.
He is currently certified by the American Welding Society as a certified welding instructor and certified welding inspector and holds an ACCP Level II visual certification from the American Society for Nondestructive Testing.
Daniels said he hopes to impart his passion for the welding trade to his students.
“My goal is to ensure every student leaves our campus with the technical skills, professional expertise and strong work ethic needed to succeed in today’s diversified welding industry,” he said.
Daniels invites any prospective students, employers or interested civic/community leaders to stop by and visit the Union City campus at 204 South Second St. dowtown to see firsthand the program’s capabilities.
Daniels lives in Ripley and is married to Rhonda Daniels. They have two sons, Eric and Dustin.