Moraine Park Technical Colleges very own Brian Simmons won a $500 scholarship in a welding competition held at the Exposition Center, Wisconsin State Fair Park from October 3rd through the 4th. Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch handed out the awards.

Contestants performed a horizontal 3/16” fillet weld on 10 gauge carbon steel, a vertical down hand 3/16” fillet weld on 10 gauge carbon steel, a horizontal ¼” fillet weld on ¼” carbon steel and a vertical up ¼” fillet weld on ¼” carbon steel. The 10 gauge welds were performed with the GMAW process using .035” ER70S-6 filler metal and 90% argon 10% carbon dioxide shield gas. The ¼” welds were performed with the FCAW process using .045” E71-T1 filler metal and 75% argon 25% carbon dioxide shield gas.

If you are interested in a career in welding, Moraine Park Technical College has three campuses to choose from located in West Bend, Fond du Lac, and Beaver Dam. Here’s more information about our welding program!