Ridgeland, MS--Delta Technical College presented a $1,000 check donation and plaque to McLaurin High School in Florence, Mississippi on March 13, 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 Dustin Christensen of McLaurin High School, the winner of the Mississippi South Region of the competition. The check and plaque were presented by Walter Smith, Program Director for the Journeyman Welder Program at Delta Tech, and Jordan Gildon, High School Recruiter for Delta Tech.
The MTI and DTC Regional HS Welding Competition (Mississippi South Region) was held at the Ridgeland, MS campus of Delta Technical College on Saturday, February 23, 2019. First place in the senior division went to Dustin Christensen of McLaurin High School, who won a $10,000 Delta Tech scholarship. This was the first regional competition hosted at Delta Tech’s Ridgeland campus.
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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