Alumni Spotlight: Travis Midgett
Travis Midgett graduated from Cape Fear Community Collegeâ€™s (CFCC) Welding Technology program in August 2008.Â Travis grew up in Wilmington and worked in construction as a young adult. During this time, Travis became interested in welding and decided to further his education at CFCC.Â
Travis explained that everything he has learned from CFCC he has â€œused in his every day work.â€ According to Travis, â€œthe classes at CFCC not only taught me how to weld but why a welder must use certain instruments.â€ From learning to use blue prints to the hands-on welding classes, Travis believes that, â€œevery part of the CFCC program has been invaluableâ€ in aiding him to accomplish his goals and excel professionally.Â
Currently, Travis works for Bradford Products, LLC, a leading manufacture of stainless steel hot tubs based in Wilmington, NC. It is the only company to offer a fully engineered hot tub for permanent in-ground applications. He has worked as a traveling welder for the last year and a half, primarily in the Las Vegas area installing and building stainless steel hot tubs.Â
Travis hopes to become a Certified Welder Inspector in the future. He aspires to either work for the state or a privately owned company. Travis Midgett has paved the way for students graduating from the welding technology program at CFCC.Â Because of Travisâ€™ hard work, dedication, and skills, Bradford Products has now hired several other CFCC students.