Horn Lake, MS. – Several Greater Memphis area high school students received scholarships for their welding skills at the annual Midwest Technical Institute and Delta Technical College Regional High School Welding Competition held Saturday, March 9, 2019.
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.
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.
Director of High School Admissions, Louie Schonauer, described the atmosphere of this year’s competition: “What stood out was not just the enthusiasm of this year’s participants, but the outpour of encouragement and celebration from the families. This event was all about family and friends supporting the participants in competing for the chance at a scholarship. These scholarships have the potential to change participants lives through education. That’s what this is truly all about.”
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.
For interview requests and other media inquiries, contact Louie Schonauer at 309-566-9580