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Franklin Technology Center Receives Donation for Welding Department

Midwest Technical Institute presented a $1,000 check donation and plaque to Franklin Technology Center on May 2, 2018, following the annual Midwest Technical Institute and Delta Technical College Regional High School Welding Competition (Missouri Region). The $1,000 donation is to support the high school’s welding department, and was presented to Dave Noah, FTC Welding Instructor.

Franklin Technology Center students swept the top three honors with first place going to Kohl Wallace, who won a $10,000 MTI Scholarship. Matthew Horner finished second and was awarded a $5,000 MTI Scholarship. In third place was Nick Wolfe who won a $2,500 MTI Scholarship.

The annual event featured 23 participants from 11 area high schools and career centers, including: Willard High School, Marshfield High School, Aurora High School, Republic High School, Franklin Technology Center (Joplin High School), Fair Grove High School, El Dorado Springs High, Waynesville High School, Branson High School, Verona High School, Gainesville High School.

Established in 2007, the competition offers high school students more than an opportunity to showcase their welding talents. Participants also had the opportunity to enroll in one of MTI’s Welding Programs. Our welding programs provide skills and hands-on training geared to meet the tough demands of today’s employers. The objective is for our students to gain entry-level employment across the country in the manufacturing, construction and maintenance fields. The certifications we issue our graduates maximize employability potential in the welding industry.

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