Alumni Spotlight: Liam Cawley, Welding Technology

Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) 2015 Welding Technology / Hatboro High School graduate, Liam Cawley, has been working as a fabricator at AJ Kane for the past year and half. He came to visit EASTERN’s Welding Technology program on March 5, 2018 to speak to the current class about his career path since graduation.

Cawley’s older brother also attended a program at EASTERN, went to college and built a successful career. Cawley knew his career path would not include college and he wanted to work with his hands. He visited EASTERN when he was in tenth grade and found Welding Technology to be an ideal fit.

When Cawley was in his second year of Welding Technology at EASTERN, Cawley took part in a paid welding internship at Martelli’s Metal Fabrication, Inc., where he worked for a year and half after high school graduation. His current job at AJ Krane focuses more on structural welding – which had been a career goal of Cawley’s since entering the welding field.

“I know a lot of people who go to college not knowing what they want to do, and they come out in debt,” said Cawley. “If you come to EASTERN you learn a trade and start making a good living. You come out with clear career goals and industry standard certifications. You can choose to pursue your trade, or you can change it – but you always have something to fall back on.”

Welding Technology at EASTERN is designed for the student who is interested in the industrial engineering field. Learn more at

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