For Immediate Release
February 9, 2016

Over 30 students from local area high schools will compete in a welding competition at Lower Columbia College on February 11.

Students will form teams and compete for the highest scores by demonstrating basic to advanced welding and torch skills learned in high school. First, second and third place teams will receive a trophy to display at their high school.

Winning Teams

Winning results will be featured on the LCC website at

Competition Opportunities

The competition gives students an opportunity test their welding skills and learn about future welding career opportunities. They get a chance to work in LCC’s welding lab, where actual welding courses take place.

Event Details

Date: February 11
Time: 4:45 - 8 pm
Location: Physical Science Building and Vocational Building (Welding Lab)

More About Welding


The number of students participating in the competition continues to increase each year. Strong community support is evident from the number of welding companies and professionals who generously donate supplies and materials. Last year’s competition received welding related donations valued at over $2,500.

Welding Training

LCC offers students enrolled in welding courses at local area high schools the opportunity to earn Tech Prep credits to help jump start their educational goals post high school.

LCC’s Welding Program prepares students for welding jobs in manufacturing and maintenance. Associate degree and certificate options are available.

2016 Participating Schools:

  • Battleground High School
  • Centralia High School
  • Kalama High School
  • Kelso High School
  • Mark Morris High School
  • Mossyrock High School
  • Sabin-Schellenberg Professional Technical Center
  • Toledo High School
  • Toutle High School
  • Wahkiakum High School
  • Winlock High School.


For more information, please contact

Randy Byrum, Welding Instructor, Lower Columbia College, 360.442.2740,


News and Media Contact:

 Wendy Hall, Vice President, Effectiveness & College Relations, Lower Columbia College


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