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CQ TAFE hosts school competition for welding helmet

Thursday, 25 October 2012 8:31AM - Rockhampton Campus

News in brief:

Riley Holden's aspirations to become a diesel fitter have received a little extra spark after her skills as a welder at CQ TAFE earned her a brand new welding helmet.

News in detail:

Mark Edgar (Left) looks on as Mark Hutton (right) presents Mount Morgan State High School student Riley Holden with her new welding shield after she won a welding competition at CQ TAFE.Riley was one of a dozen Year 12 Mount Morgan State High School students who competed for the prize at CQ TAFE's Rockhampton campus on October 22.

CQ TAFE Metal Fabrication Studies teacher Gary Balderson said all the students performed admirably but in the end only one could be chosen as the best.

"Riley did a great job and is a deserving winner with a big future ahead of her," Mr Balderson said.

"The students did really well, given they've only been learning welding for a few weeks."

BOC Limited representatives Mark Edgar, Mark Hutton and Kieran Sondergeld judged the competition, looking for the best example of a single run fillet weld.

Riley was all smiles after being declared the winner and presented with the new Auto Visor Welding helmet from BOC Limited, valued at approximately $200.

"It's pretty good to win, especially since I was up against all the boys," Riley said.

"I like welding and I want to do diesel fitting when I finish school. I'd like to do some work experience during the holidays, which will hopefully lead to an apprenticeship."

For more information on CQ TAFE's welding courses telephone 1300 CQ TAFE (1300 27 8233).

Submitted By:Greg Chapman

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