Welding

Jeffrey Jones was born and raised in Hamilton, Texas. He grew up working with his father, who owns a welding and construction company. His father had him in the welding shop at six years old, learning how to MIG weld and oxy-fuel cut, and his interest in it has never stopped. Mr. Jones attended Hamilton High School, where he was active in many organizations. His primary focus was with the National FFA Organization. He competed in various CDEs and LDEs, exhibited show pigs and show heifers at major stock shows, as well as holding leadership positions. In his senior year, he ran and became a Texas FFA State Officer, for which he would serve in his first year of college.

Mr. Jones attended Tarleton State University, majoring in agricultural services and development. Upon graduating from TSU in 2010, he accepted his first ag teaching job at Grapevine High School. After a year in Grapevine, he moved to Graham High School to teach welding and fabrication. During his three years at Graham, Mr. Jones obtained the Certified Welding Inspector certification from the American Welding Society. He then went on to accredit the Graham High School Welding lab as an AWS Accredited Testing Facility. It was only the fourth facility to gain accreditation in the state of Texas. He joined Ranger College at Erath County in 2015 so he could further focus on teaching the subject he loves. Mr. Jones takes pride in striving to teach students about the vast welding industry, developing and improving their welding skills, and ultimately helping prepare them for life after college. He can be contacted at jjones@rangercollege.edu.

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