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    Andrea Cook works on her welding technique during San Diego Continuing Education’s welding certificate program. Cook hopes to start her own architectural lighting design business. Photo contributed by San Diego Continuing Education

Grahamite begins welding career

Andrea Cook from Graham moved to San Diego to start a new career. 

Cook, a former theatre major, enrolled in San Diego Continuing Education’s free welding certificate program with a goal of starting her own architectural lighting design business.

“I was about to be a theatre teacher but endured health problems so I left and never went back,” Cook said. “I have a big craft side and welding was always something I wanted to do. I used to build lighting and stages for my school’s arts department.”

She also tried her hand at waitressing for many years but sought something with more growing potential.

“I’m a lifelong waitress. I’m good at it but there is no room to grow,” Cook said. “With Welding I can always learn something new.”

For Andrea's entire story read the Jan. 12 edition of The Graham Leader.



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