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Students compete in weld-a-thon at ASU-Newport

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The sixth annual Weld-a-thon took place Friday on the ASU-Newport campus located in Jonesboro.

Students worked in teams of 3 to construct a workable, rolling cart.

The winners of the competition got to take valuable prizes back to their school.

Welding instructor Ken Beach said students get valuable exposure from competing in this contest.

“It puts them in touch with future employers who have donated prizes to the competition so that they can get students interested in technical trades while they're young and go straight from high school into a technical program straight into a career,” Beach said.

More than 40 students participated in Friday's competition.

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