Area students competed in the SkillsUSA District High School Welding Competition held on February 21 at Enterprise High School. SkillsUSA is a nonprofit organization serving educators and high school and college students to prepare for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations, including health. The goal is to develop and maintain a skilled workforce. The competition was judged by industry representatives and Wallace Community College welding instructors.
Students competed in a variety of skills such as oxy-fuel cutting, flux core arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and shielded metal arc welding. Skills had to be completed within a four-hour time limit.
High school welding students can pursue further trade instruction after graduation.