A skilled team of Chattahoochee Tech welding students traveled to Savannah recently to compete in the 2019 Xcel Strategies Welding Competition. These students competed on the basis of design, functionality and stability of their assigned project for the competition, according to Chattahoochee Tech welding instructor Jim Thomas. Using their own welding and safety equipment, they had to work with onsite scrap parts, noted Thomas, and integrated them into their designs on the spot.
“Our team made a good showing and represented the college well,” said Thomas. “It speaks a lot about their dedication to the craft to travel four hours and spend two nights there at their own expense in order to compete.”
The Chattahoochee Tech students participating in this competition included Riley Cagle, Indigo Eadie, Tucker Highfield, Wes Lindsay, Sam Stevenson and Isaac Williams. Also attending the event were Chattahoochee Tech welding instructor Jim Thomas, tutor Will Cole, and student Darrell Galloway.