High School Students to Compete in Welding Competition May 10

Area high school and career center students will individually compete in a welding competition at the Joliet Junior College Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet, on Friday, May 10 from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.High School Students to Compete in Welding Competition May 10
Each high school student competing will have to complete six tasks during an allotted time, including hands on welding projects and a performance test. A group of judges made up of professors and professionals will decide the quality of the welding projects.
“Individually, they’ll do the best they can,” said Luann DiMonte, Technical Department specialist.
Each student will be judged separately and given a certain amount of points. The high schools or career centers with the most points will win first, second, and third place.
The first place student winner will receive a welding machine; second place will receive a welding helmet, and third place will receive a grinder. All participants will receive welding gloves and a hat.
“I think the important thing is for them to see all the resources that Joliet Junior College has to offer students,” DiMonte said. “I think that they’ll be pleasantly surprised with JJC being the first community college in the United States, what resources that we do have, and how it’s changing on a daily basis.”

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