Moraine Park held a welding competition at our Jackson Campus, Friday, Dec. 2 for high school students.  The event, hosted by our Welding Program, had participants from West Bend and Slinger high schools locate and cut a hole, put the parts together to match a print, then weld them per print.  The students could pick either GMAW, SMAW, or both.

GMAW is gas metal arc welding, and SMAW is Shielded metal arc welding.

So who won the event? Check out below to find out:

SLINGER HS L to R: Greg S., Tyler K., Steven A., Dylan G., Rachel H., Matt S.

SLINGER HS L to R: Greg S., Tyler K., Steven A., Dylan G., Rachel H., Matt S.

WB HS L to R: Jake T., Robert K., Nic L., Bryce M., Chris Shilts.

WB HS L to R: Jake T., Robert K., Nic L., Bryce M., Chris Shilts.

The Teachers; Aaron and Jacob

The Teachers; Aaron and Jacob

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Locatin and Cuttin

Locatin and Cuttin

JR and Gary Inspecting

JR and Gary Inspecting

And the best welder in Washington County is:

Slinger Senior Rachel Hau

Slinger Senior Rachel Hau, who won for GMAW, SMAW, and both processes combined!

Congratulations to Rachel and all the participants on competing to the best of your ability!

And to learn more about Moraine Park’s welding and other career offerings, visit morainepark.edu/programs.

Written by Larry Clark

Welding Instructor