Dec. 14, 2018

Columbus High School

11/29/18 - The 5th Annual Columbus FFA Welding Event “Cardinal Classic” was held on Dec 14th in the Bobby Marburger Agricultural Education Pavilion at Columbus High School. Columbus FFA is proud to have joined Texas High School Welding Series whose mission is promote Texas Educators and Industry Leaders working together to develop the technical and employability skills necessary in today's youth for tomorrow's welding industry. The morning of Dec 14th brought 25 High Schools with 233 welding students to the AWS Certification event.  Students tested their skills in Welding, Oxy/Fuel Cutting, Safely & Tool Knowledge, Team Building Events and Underwater Welding.
These events don’t just happen it takes a lot of time, teamwork and support to make it possible.

The Schools working together so make the THSWS event possible include Columbus, Rockdale, Klein Forest, Morton Ranch, Jersey Village, Cypress Ridge, Giddings & Brenham.

Industry sponsors are at the center of the Texas High School Welding Series and each provides an important part to ensure success.  Local sponsors include KWI, IPS, Titan, Miller Steel Fabrication, Praxair, Western International Gas, SNCLavalin, Schneider Welding, AL&M Building Supply, ITW, Lincoln Electric, All-Tex Welding Supply, Acuren, Airgas, AIW, Magid, Vallen, Bohler, Northern Tool & Equipment, Binzel and AlumaReel. Results


Cardinal Classic


Thank you to THSWS Sponsors!

Team Build Results


Level 1 - 2F


Level 2 - 1G


Level 3 - 3G


Oxy Fuel Cutting


Welding Knowledge and Tool Identification


Underwater Welding


AWS Certification Sponsorship


AWS Certifications from North American Welding Educators Group (NAWEG)


Tech School and College Support