Welders Around the World

NTC Welding Students Place 2nd at SkillsUSA Nationals

by: Tara Thompson, sourced from miamiok.com

Twenty-three students from Northeast Tech joined more than 6,000 of their peers at the recent SkillsUSA National Competition in Louisville, Ky. Representing each of Northeast Tech’s four campuses – Afton, Claremore, Kansas and Pryor – these students also represented the state of Oklahoma as they vied for the title of National Champion in their respective competitions.

“SkillsUSA is a massive competition with thousands of participants from across the U.S., and a few visiting guests from other countries,” said Northeast Tech Superintendent Fred Probis. “I was pleased to see several of our students qualify for the competition, and I am very proud of the way they represented our district and our state.”

The SkillsUSA National Championships is considered the largest single day of corporate volunteerism in America and valued at more than $36 million in industry support of donated time, equipment, cash and materials. All contests are run by and judged by industry experts using industry standards for employment. More than 1,000 industry judges participated in this year’s SkillsUSA Nationals.

It was the welding team from NTC Afton that placed highest among the Northeast Tech delegation. Teammates Armando Montor, Spencer Cook and Brandon Mitchell earned a second place finish in the Welding Fabrication contest – a grueling six-hour event in which the welders transformed a pile of sheet metal into a welding/cutting table.

Read the full story at miamiok.com.

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