VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Around 60 local high school students put their welding skills to the test in Ivy Tech’s annual welding contest.
On April 6, three students at intermediate levels and three students at advanced levels were selected from each school to compete in a series of welding skills tests, including SMAW, GMAW (intermediate), and GTAW (advanced).
Ivy Tech Community College is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Welding Contest Awards:
- Intermediate First Place and $1,000 Scholarship Recipient: Kameran Krug | WRCTE North
- Intermediate Second Place: Kagen Taylor | Twin Rivers CTE
- Advanced First Place and $1,000 Scholarship Recipient: Karson Wolf | WRCTE North
- Advanced Second Place: Colby Johnston | WRCTE South
- Outstanding Effort Award: Justin Pemberton | Terre Haute South
- Overall First Place: WRCTE North
- Overall Second Place: WRCTE South
“Ivy Tech’s welding contest is a great way for local high school students to get involved in STEM fields,” said Molly Joseph, department chair of advanced automation and robotics at Ivy Tech. “The competition provides students with the opportunity to learn about the industry and helps them gain valuable hands-on experience.”
The annual welding contest was presented by Ivy Tech’s School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, and Applied Science program and was supported by Great Dane. For those interested in learning more about Ivy Tech’s School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, and Applied Science visit the Ivy Tech event page.