• MBIT Welding Technology students compete in American Welding Society Student Welding Competition



     Welding students at the AWS competition  AWS Competition

    Students from various technical schools in the Lehigh Valley region showcased their skills during The Lehigh Valley Section of the American Welding Society (AWS) 49th Annual Student Welding Competition.  The event was hosted by Northampton Community College on March 1, 2019. Among the competitors were Garrett Chirik and Connor McKeon, who are both in their third year of the MBIT Welding Technology program. This was their first time competing. Garrett won 2nd place and received an IK AWS scholarship, $600 gift certificate from WTTI, and a Miller Auto Darkening Helmut along with miscellaneous equipment. Connor also received welding equipment and supplies for his participation in the competition.


    Garrett and Connor were both honored for their participation in the competition at the 49th Annual Student Welding Competition Awards Banquet in Hellertown, PA on March 26, 2019. Joined by their Instructor, Mr. Paul Carney, and their family, the students received recognition from the American Welding Society and learned of the competition results. The students had an opportunity to meet Mr. Dale A. Flood President of the AWS, who was the honorary guest speaker for the evening.