• About Mike Washburn


    My name is Mike Washburn and I am one of the welding instructors. This is my fourth year at BPSTIL and I look forward to another successful year.

    There are three generations of welders in my family. I followed in my father’s footsteps as a welder and my son has done the same. I have over 39 years of experience in welding and sheet metal fabrication. I was able to accomplish, with my wife, the opening of my own business over 20 years ago. As my business continues to grow, I see the need for experienced welders and fabricators.

    I have helped several students with senior projects in this area and found the reward of sharing my knowledge of my trade was overwhelmingly satisfying. The potential for employment in this trade is increasing at a high rate and am excited to be a part of students learning this trade.

    I look forward to sharing my experience, skills, and knowledge with the students, with the goal of inspiring their interest in this career choice.

    Degrees and Certifications:

    Sheet Metal Journeyman from North La. College of Sheet Metal

    NCCER ICTP Certified

    NCCER Core Certified

    NCCER Welding Level 1 Certified

    NCCER Welding Level 2 Certified