Ivy Tech to host high school welding competition

Friday, March 28, 2008

TERRE HAUTE -- Ivy Tech Community College is hosting its annual welding competition for high school students on Wednesday, April 16, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the welding area at its main campus, 8000 South Education Drive, Terre Haute.

Each high school student will receive a blueprint of a welding project. They will then have to follow the print and complete the job.

Ivy Tech will award two scholarships, $2,000 and $1,000, to the top two high school seniors. The top high school junior will receive a welding hood.

Six Wabash Valley high schools are competing in this event. They include Terre Haute North Vigo, Terre Haute South Vigo, Hoosier Hills, Area 30 Career Center, Twin Rivers and Parke Vermillion Educational Training Interlocal.

For additional information on the Welding program or any other programs, contact the Office of Admission at 812-298-2281 or 1-800-377-4882, ext. 2281.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state's second largest public post-secondary institution with over 100,000 students enrolled annually.

Ivy Tech has 23 campuses throughout Indiana.

It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana.

It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Wabash Valley Region offers 26 degree programs and eight locations throughout the area.

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