Elkford student wins welding comp

A student from Elkford Secondary School got third prize in a welding competition held by the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook.

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A student from Elkford Secondary School got third prize in a welding competition held by the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook.

Ryan Bohn took part in the Skills Canada Kootenay regional secondary school welding competition on March 5.

For the past 16 years the College of the Rockies has been involved in the competition. Students from the East and West Kootenays took part in the competition in the college’s welding shop.

The students first wrote a theory exam consisting of safety questions then built a structure from blueprints including layout, cutting, fabrication and welding.