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Victor launches student welding competition


July 5, 2012
By Victor Technologies

innovationcontest_smallJune 5, 2012 – Victor Technologies has announced its 2012 Innovation to Shape the World contest for students in welding and cutting programs at secondary and post-secondary schools. Three first- or second-year students will win $250 by submitting a 500-word essay supporting the contest theme, and members on three intermediate/advanced teams will each win $500 for completing a welding and cutting project.

June 5, 2012 – Victor Technologies has announced its 2012 Innovation to
Shape the World contest for students in welding and cutting programs at
secondary and post-secondary schools. Three first- or second-year
students will win $250 by submitting a 500-word essay supporting the
contest theme, and members on three intermediate/advanced teams will
each win $500 for completing a welding and cutting project.

“The six schools associated with the winners will receive a
comprehensive cutting, welding and gas control package valued at
$4,000,” said Martin Quinn, CEO of Victor. “The contest,
along with our regular 35 per cent discount to educational institutions,
demonstrates our commitment to giving students and schools the
inspiration and tools they need to shape their future.”

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Victor Technologies’ communication manager Bill Wehrman
showcases the Innovation to Shape the World contest’s $4,000
prize package.


 

The Innovation to Shape the World contest began on June 25, 2012 and
ends on October 30, 2012. Winners will be announced at the 2012 Fabtech show in Las Vegas. Contest rules, entry forms and submission guidelines
are available at www.victortechnologies.com/innovationcontest.

Victor Technologies made the announcement during the 2012 SkillsUSA
National Skills and Leadership Conference in Kansas City, where more
than 5,600 outstanding career and technical education students — all state
contest winners — were participating in 94 different trade, technical and
leadership championships, including cutting and welding.

Theme and Prize Details
The student essays and plans must respectively describe and demonstrate how cutting and welding equipment shapes their characters, affects their daily lives, influences something about which they are passionate, empowers their careers as a professionals and/or enables innovations that shape the world.

Each school that an individual beginner student winner or winning team
in the intermediate/advanced category is attending at the time of entry
will receive the following prize package:

  • One Victor Journeyman welding and cutting outfit
  • One Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 air plasma cutting outfit
  • One Fabricator 211i three-in-one Stick-MIG-TIG welding machine kit
  • Three Tweco Weldskill four-sensor auto-darkening welding helmets

Headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., Victor Technologies provides solutions for cutting, welding and gas control equipment under
brand names that include Victor, Tweco, Arcair, Thermal Dynamics,
Thermal Arc, Stoody, TurboTorch, Firepower and Cigweld. 

Related links
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