Welding contest

ALBERT LEA, Minn. – As high school seniors prepare for graduation many are trying to decide what career path to pursue.
There’s an effort underway in our area to spark an interest in industrial maintenance.

Riverland Community College  is hosting their annual welding contest. High school students from across Southern Minnesota and North Iowa are getting a chance to hone their skills and learn from industry experts.

“There’s a tremendous population of people who are retiring. There is a large demand in the industry, not just in welding, but in the industry in general. So there’s a lot of opportunities available and it can be quite lucrative depending on what you’re going into,” said Amanda Block of Praxair Distribution, Inc.

About 80 students from 19 area high schools participated in the contest.

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