Welding Students Compete in Midwest Tech Institute Contest

Published: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Posted on April 18, 2017 - Minooka Community High School students currently studying welding at the Grundy Area Vocational Center (GAVC) competed as part of the GAVC team in the Midwest Technical Institute High School Welding Contest - Advanced Category on Friday, April 7th in Springfield. Three MCHS students earned place finishes, including seniors Brent Beckwith (1st Place - included a $500 prize), Jacob Govednik (4th Place), and Jacob Swatek (8th Place).

Overall, the GAVC team earned 1st thru 5th place, along with 7th and 8th place in the competition, which included over 70 students.

GAVC offers students an opportunity to explore potential careers that would have a significant impact on their success after high school. GAVC strives to promote academic excellence and lifelong learning among its students by addressing six quality areas of learning:

  • Integration of core academic skills
  • Classroom instruction
  • Hands-on laboratory instruction
  • Work-based learning
  • Personal & leadership development
  • Relationships with partners (business, industry, community, and post-secondary)

It is GAVC’s belief that addressing these six areas will lead to a multitude of experiences for students that will assist them in making the connection between education and the real world, thus educating the whole child.

To learn more about GAVC, please visit www.gavc-il.org.

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