Engineering, Manufacturing & Fabrication Expansion

Fundraising Goal:  $1,050,000 (approximate)

Commitments to Date:  $950,000 – If interested in supporting this project, please contact the Westside Foundation at 402-390-2133 or

Donor Recognition:  There will be appropriate recognition in a high-profile area by the renovated welding lab highlighting the donors to this project.  To learn more about the donation requirements for recognition, please contact the Westside Foundation at 402-390-2133 or

Current Donors to the Project:

Ann and Dennis Christiansen


Robert B. Daugherty Foundation

Drake-Williams Steel

Elliott Equipment Company

Hamann Family Fund

Kayla and Chris Hawkins

Heider Family Foundation

Kiewit Corporation

Wende and John Kotouc

John and Elizabeth Lauritzen Foundation

Lozier Foundation

Miller Electric Company

Omaha Custom Manufacturing

Omaha Track

Owen Industries

Kristen and Jason Papenfuss

Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation

Union Mechanical Industry

Union Pacific Railroad Foundation

W Club

Werner Enterprises

David W. and Susan Darst Williams

Hugh Williams (In memory of Mike Williams)


Westside High School’s Welding Program is one of the oldest and most distinguished welding programs in the region, and it's undergoing a major expansion!   The program itself was established in 1955, and in its 60 plus year history it has maintained a strong commitment to preparing students for careers in the welding arts.

The proposed project will significantly expand the current welding space and program, which will help meet the demand for welding courses.  The project will also provide an instructional space that is conducive to the education that students need in order to enhance their exposure to welding, and develop the skills needed for this high demand career field.

Please take the time to view our information packet about the Welding Project.

If interested in supporting the Welding Program Expansion project or have questions, please contact Terry Hanna at