The SkillsUSA Welding Competition evaluates each competitor's preparation for employment and recognizes outstanding students in the field of welding. This competition includes a written knowledge exam that assesses the students’ knowledge of safety, math, and print reading skills. Competitors are also required to perform a skills assessment that may include steel projects, aluminum projects, and stainless steel projects that are set up in a series of testing stations.   Camden Harris, Senior at Canadian High School, placed 2nd in the local competition held at Atoka  Kiamichi Vo-Tech.  Camden will now advance to State SkillsUSA, which will take place in Tulsa, OK.

Camden Harris, also competed with 200 other seniors from 10 different states, including Alaska this past weekend at The Tulsa Welding School Weld to Win Competition.  Only top 25 winners were recognized.  Camden placed 21st and received a $500.00 tuition waiver and some new welding gear.

Camden has also registered for his next competition at United Welding Institute in Pottsville, AR.  Wish him luck!!

(Camden left, standing with his friend right who placed 6th at the Weld to Win competition)