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WELDING WINNERS! Welding and Fabrication students recognized by the American Welding Society


Welding students were recognized for their hard work by the American Welding Society this week, turning a canceled event into a new celebration. 


For years, the Rochester section of the AWS held a competition for area welding students, specifically focusing on the standard code for welding sheet steel. 


If students can achieve this technique at the end of the competition, they can show that qualification to any employer in the United States as an example of their ability to learn, practice, and achieve necessary certification for the welding and fabrication industry. 


Typically, this event is an in-person competition for area students from across the region, including EMCC students. 


With the event canceled last year, and in limbo this year, the local AWS of District 6 decided to pivot. 


Partnering with area companies, the AWS was able to present cash prizes to high school students studying welding, ranging from $100 to $500. Representative Scott Lord, the AWS Treasurer presented the awards.


Congratulations to the following EMCC students in Scott Combs class Welding and Fabrication class: 

Penfield student Jack Josephson was awarded first place. 

Webster student Liam Hill took home second place. 

Honeoye Falls-Lima student Huck Thayer won third place. 


This event is possible because of local companies, who not only see the value in our students, but who also often hire them after high school. 


This included GJV Enterprises, Plumbers, Pipefitters and Service Techs of Local 13, the Arc & Flame Center of Rochester, Casella, Jackson Welding and Gas Products, WesLor Enterprises, Healthcare Technology Corporation, American Steel and Aluminum LLC, LISK, and DeLoka Powder Coating Facility.  


The AWS is a national non-profit founded to advance the science, technology, and application of welding and cutting processes.