In late February, 97 welders from all over the state arrived at SCTCC to test their skills in the Behind the Mask competition.
The field of competitors included students from seven colleges and one welding school in Minnesota.
Organized by the American Welding Society, Behind the Mask gives students the opportunity to test their skills by performing welds in a manner that’s similar to what they’ll be asked to do in a job interview.
Prizes were awarded for each category, but bragging rights were the top honor.
“Behind the Mask is always a great event and we were happy to host the event for our region,” said Welding Instructor, Chuck Haus.
“It’s great to see students challenging themselves and trying to raise their standards as skilled welders,” said Haus.