HCC Instructor helps create Shanghai Disney

Posted at 4:29 PM, Dec 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-09 19:10:18-05

An adjunct welding instructor at Hillsborough Community College spent the past year helping create and implement Shanghai Disney. 

Jason Shiver, has worked on the construction of Disney for the past 13 months, before returning home to help instruct students in a growing industry. 

Shiver will be returning to China in March to showcase some of his own welding art that he has made from his own studio in Valrico. 

The show, Transcendence will be on display at the the Tokyo Pan Gallery for 45 days.

"If you do art, and you just have it in your studio, the world doesn't really see it, you're not completing the process," said Shiver. 

While working in Shanghai, his work caught the eye of the Tokyo Pan Gallery whose connections to different parts of China is helping change the game for the long-standing Florida artist. 

"I'm not only displaying my art work," he said, "I'm also getting a chance to share the American culture with the Chinese."

Until the gallery in China, Shiver will help students in a growing industry. 

The American Welding Society predicts a shortage of more than 400,000 welders over the next eight years as many of today's welders are retiring and the demand is growing. 

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