GTCC WELDING STUDENT WINS BEST WELD IN REGIONAL CONTEST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MAY 10, 2016

 

Inez Mickel (Photo by Carla Kucinski)

Inez Mickel (Photo by Carla Kucinski)

JAMESTOWN, N.C. — Inez Mickel, a welding student at Guilford Technical Community College, recently won Best GTAW (TIG) weld at the American Welding Society (AWS) Regional Welding Competition, hosted by Surry Community College on April 22. Welding students from all over the state competed to produce the best welds.

During the one-day competition, participants used their skill sets to make welds using SMAW (STICK), GMAW (MIG), and GTAW (TIG). Students followed a Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) to complete the weldments.

All of the North Carolina Community Colleges with welding programs were invited to attend the event. The community colleges with representation were: Central Piedmont Community College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Lenoir Community College, Craven Community College, Nash Community College, Richmond Community College, Guilford Technical Community College, Wake Technical Community College and Johnston Community College.

Inez, 32 of Greensboro, will graduate with a diploma in welding on May 12. To read her full story, visit http://news.gtcc.edu/female-welder-triumphs-over-fears/.

Guilford Technical Community College is the fourth largest of 58 institutions in the NC Community College System. GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from five campuses and a Small Business Center. Learn more at www.gtcc.edu.

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