Delta Technical College presented a $1,000 check donation and plaque to Desoto County Career & Technology Center West in Horn Lake, Mississippi on April 5, 2019 following the annual Midwest Technical Institute and Delta Technical College Regional High School Welding Competition. The $1,000 donation is to support the high school’s welding department.
A plaque was also presented to Danielle Northrip of Desoto County Career & Technology Center West, the winner of the Mississippi North Region of the competition, and Ricky Smith, Welding Instructor at Desoto County Career & Tech Center West. The check and plaque were presented by Tom Pullin, Campus President at Delta Tech’s Horn Lake campus, and High School Recruiters for Delta Tech, Carmel Sykes and Latrice Hawthorne.
The MTI and DTC Regional HS Welding Competition (Mississippi North Region) was held at the Horn Lake, MS campus of Delta Technical College on Saturday, March 9, 2019. First place was awarded to Danielle Northrip of DeSoto County Career Technical Center West, who won a $10,000 Delta Tech scholarship. Finishing in second place was Dylan Jones of DeSoto County Career Technical Center West, who was awarded a $5,000 Delta Tech scholarship. Joseph Chambers of Southwest Career & Technology Center finished in third place, winning a $2,500 Delta Tech scholarship.
The MTI and DTC Regional HS Welding Competition is an invite-only competition for motivated high school students who want to prove that they have what it takes to be a Journeyman Welder. All participants in the regional welding competition received a $500 Delta Tech Scholarship and had the opportunity to win up to $10,000 in additional scholarships. Each participant completed a timed welding project that was judged before a panel of welding experts.
Established in 2007, the competition offers high school students more than an opportunity to showcase their welding talents. Participants also had the opportunity to enroll in one of Delta Tech’s Journeyman Welder Programs. Our welding programs provide skills and hands-on training geared to meet the tough demands of today’s employers. The objective is for our students to gain entry-level employment across the country in the manufacturing, construction and maintenance fields. The Delta Tech certifications we issue our graduates maximize employability potential in the welding industry.
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