April 13, 2019

Klein Forest High School


20 Student Welding Certifications PASSED!

The inaugural Klein Forest Weld Off was a huge success!! Thank you to all of the schools that brought students, all of our awesome industry sponsors, my awesome teaching partners, and the entire Texas High School Welding Series team for helping make this happen. The 65 students that competed were challenged with either a 1G, 3G or Pipe weld based on their ability level. After completing their welds industry expert judges from ArcLabs Houston , Airgas and TriPoint ,Alex DeHart, completed a visual inspection before handing passing welds to the team from Acuren for an X-Ray inspection. Students also competed in a speed cutting contest sponsored by Airgas and a welding knowledge and tool ID test sponsored by Northern Tool + Equipment. We gave away prizes worth in excess of $4,000 from Airgas, Northern Tool And Lincoln Electric, and three scholarships to Arclabs Welding worth almost $22,000! We had 20 contestants pass both visual and X-Ray to AWS or API codes and earn welding certification. Also a huge thanks to Mr. Dwayne Farmer from Houston Process and Design (a KF Alumnus) for sponsoring lunch, Brumley Manufacturing and Industrial Piping Specialists for donating the welding coupons, Lincoln Electric for donating all the rods and wire, all of our Ag Mech Alumni for helping to work the contest, and the Klein Forest Ffa students that helped serve and cook lunch. Check out the results on the link below, and support our sponsors by using the great coupons to northern tool linked below. Seriously if nothing else get a free bucket!

Welding Results

Level 1

Level 1 - 1G SMAW Results

(Click above to see test plates and x-rays)

Level 2

Level 2 - 3G FCAW Results

(Click above to see test plates and x-rays)

Level 3

Level 3 - 1 G Pipe SMAW Results

(Click above to see test plates and x-rays)

Tool Identification/Quiz and Cutting Results

Oxy/Ace Cutting

Oxy/Ace Cutting Contest Results

Tool Identification and Quiz

Welding Knowledge & Tool ID Contest Results

Arc Labs Sponsoring Scholarships at the Klein Forest's Welding Certification

1st place in each welding category!

Level 3 - 2G Pipe 1st Place 75% off Tuition to Arc Labs

Level 2 - 3G Groove 1st Place 50% off Tuition to Arc Labs

Level 1 - 1G Groove 1st Place 25% off Tuition to Arc Labs

Northern Tool and Equipment

Show your support for the Klein Forest "Arc in the Dark" Welding Event, by printing taking this promotional Powerful Coupon to your local Northern Tool and Equipment store.

It's easy bring this coupon and receive a free 5 gallon bucket to carry your welding tools from Welding Certification Events to School and Work. While you are there grab a couple things you need and SAVE SAVE SAVE!!

Your purchases help support awards and prizes at the THSWS Certification Events!!

Klein Forest Weld Off Pictures

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Upcoming Events
05/2/19  -   Katy CTE  - Welding Certification Event with THSWS
--THSWS LOGO Design Contest
--THSWS Awards, Recognition and Appreciation Event