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COT Hosts "Welder Wars" Competition


4/29/2010

On Friday, April 30th, Montana Tech’s College of Technology will be hosting the Welder Wars Competition. High school teams from across the region will descend on the COT Welding Lab to compete in this annual event. There will be six high school teams including: Butte High School, Anaconda High School, Broadwater High School in Townsend, Hamilton High School, Thompson Falls High School and Corvallis High School.

"The students will be competing in five different welding skills areas which will also test their ability to work as a team," said Mr. Dennis Noel, COT Welding Instructor and Competition Director. "This competition is a skills competition

– as opposed to a speed competition. The competition is focused this way because these skill areas and teamwork are the things which will be most needed in their future jobs."

The five skill areas involved in the competition are kept secret until the day of the competition. All Montana Tech Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to attend and watch the fun, which begins at 10:00 AM.

"We are proud here at Montana Tech to sponsor this fun and exciting competition," said Dr. John M. Garic, Dean of the College of Technology. "Some of these students will choose to come to Montana Tech for their college education. This is a great opportunity for them to have some fun and also evaluate our college. I would put our facilities and faculty up against any other metals fabrication in the country."