High school age students that have training in welding technology are invited to register for the 2009 Welding Technology Contest hosted by Dawson Community College April 15th in the Ullman Center. The event begins at 8:30am and is limited to 48 participants. Prizes are supplied by local businesses.
High School Age students that have training in welding technology may enter as individuals. A maximum of four students from the same school may enter. The top ten individuals will be recognized and receive awards and prizes. The top three teams will receive recognition. All four scores from individuals will count toward team scoring.
The contest begins with a written test then proceeds to the following areas, gas welding, arc welding, and MIG welding. Welds will be judged by welding professionals. Scoring of all parts of the contest will all be weighted equally and the combined score will determine places for individuals and teams.
Students are asked to provide personal protective equipment that includes: shade 10 lens helmets for SMAW & GMAW and shade 5 lens goggles or face shield for OFW. Safety glasses, gloves, appropriate welding attire as well as pliers or tongs. Chipping hammers and brushes will be provided.
Following lunch, which is available on campus, local employers will speak to the group. Campus tours will be available while scores are tabulated.
Mail-in registration forms are available at www.dawson.edu . Send form with a $10 per person entry fee to Dawson Community College, C/O Welding Technology Instructor Brent Nelson, 300 College Dr., Glendive MT 59330.
To find out more about the Welding Technology program, contact Brent Nelson at 406.377.9477, Cell 406-989-0499 or email [email protected] . For more information on Dawson Community College Occupational/Vocational Certificate Programs, visit us on the web at www.dawson.edu  or call the DCC Admissions Counselor, Matt Hull 406.377.9458.