8 Area Schools to Take Part in Sandburg Welding Competition
Monday, March 27, 2017 3:28 PM
Eight area high schools will participate in the Carl Sandburg College Welding Competition at 9 a.m. March 31 in the Center for Manufacturing Excellence, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., on the Main Campus in Galesburg. Students from Cuba, Galesburg, Hamilton, Knoxville, ROWVA, Spoon River Valley, United and West Prairie high schools are scheduled to compete.
Teams will be tested on blueprint reading, shielded metal arc welding and oxy-fuel cutting in the shop in addition to taking a 50-question test. Contestants will receive a drawing, coupons, welding supplies and access to welding/cutting equipment in each practical skill area and will have 30 minutes to complete each station. Work at each station will be judged on dimensional accuracy, conformity to the drawing requirement and visual examination of the welds and torch work.
A Lincoln welder will be awarded to the winning school, students will compete for other prizes as well. New to the competition this year, S.J. Smith and Lincoln Electric will sponsor a virtual welding contest to award a prize to the top individual of the day. Awards are expected to be announced at about 2 p.m.
For more information contact Sandburg welding instructor Jamie Schave at 309.341.5477 or email@example.com.