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Indian Valley Vocational Center Wins big at Annual Welding Students of the Year Competition

VALEES held the annual Welding Student of the Year Competition April 3, 2019. During the event, 52 regional welding students form Indian Valley Vocational Center (IVVC), Fox Valley Career Center (FVCC) and Oswego High School (OHS) competed for bragging rights and prizes generously donated by Weldstar.  The competition, held in the Welding department of Indian Valley Vocational Center (IVVC), challenged students to complete high quality welds in a short period of time. Students were ranked on their adherence to safety, quality and weld type. The results were as follows:

Congratulations to these amazing welders!

2019 Winning School: INDIAN VALLEY VOCATION CENTER

MIG

1st Jeremy Baranauskus FVCC (Geneva High School)

2nd Connor Watts, FVCC (Batavia High School)

3rd Austin Benson, IVVC (Serena High School)

OXY (Gas)

1st Kyle Kelty, Oswego High School

2nd Joshua Ramierez FVCC (West Aurora High School

3rd Hakeem Abdul Uddin, FVCC-(Kaneland High School)

STICK (Arc)

1st Tyler Bateman, IVVC (Somonauk high School)

2nd Carlos Valles, IVVC (Sandwich High School)

3rd Micheal Rodgers, FVCC (Kaneland High School)

TIG

1st Austin Fletcher, IVVC (Newark High School)

2nd Mitch Mikkelson, IVVC (Newark High School)

3rd Kyle Westfall, IVVC (Newark High School)