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    American Welding Society
    Annual Weld-Off
      
       Every year the Welding Technology Class from Venango Technology Center enters the American Welding Society's Annual Weld Off in the Pittsburgh District.  These three (3) Seniors competed in the 35th Annual Weld-off at Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC) on December 2, 2016.  
       The competition consists of welding V grooves in both the vertical up (3G) and the overhead position (4G).  Once their plates have been welded they go through "Visual Inspection" and if they pass they are sent to X-ray inspection.  Normally the X-rays are not completed until February time frame.
       This year the AWS awards ceremony will be held at the Steamfitters Union Hall in Pittsburgh, PA.
     
     weld off
    Kolton Mayer, Ty Barker, Ben Middleton 

    Results of the AWS Weld-Off Pittsburgh District:

     This is a rundown of this year’s competition:

              62 students competed

              23 students received a qualification (either 3G or 4G)

              06 students received a double qualification (Vertical Up and Overhead)

    Three of the six students were from the Venango Technology Center.  They are:

              Ty Barker             OCHS

              Ben Middleton     OCHS

              Kolton Mayer       OCHS 
Last Modified on March 22, 2017