High School Welding

Competition 2024

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Are You Ready To Put Your Welding Skills To The Test?

Are you a motivated high school senior who wants to prove that you have what it takes to be a welder?

The Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) Regional High School Welding Competition is an annual competition where participants can compete for the opportunity to be awarded an MTI scholarship.

Participants can also enroll in one of MTI’s Welding Programs, which provide students hands-on training geared to meet the tough demands of today’s employers. All participants in the welding competition will receive a $500 scholarship!

MTI’s Welding Programs

  • Welding

  • Welding student

    Welding and Pipefitting

What Can I Expect At The MTI High School Welding Competition?

  • A timed welding project to be completed by each participant and judged before a panel
  • A fun, family-oriented event where participant’s friends and relatives are invited to come and watch you compete
  • Demonstrations and networking with experts from the welding industry
  • A tour of campus led by an MTI High School Representative
  • Raffles for welding gear and other items from local vendors
  • Food and/or beverages will be provided
  • Admission and Financial Aid Representatives available to answer your questions
  • An awards ceremony concluding the competition and announcing the scholarship winners

When And Where Is The MTI High School Welding Competition?

  • Missouri Regional Competition
    • When: Saturday, February 24th, 2024
    • Where: MTI’s Springfield, MO campus located at 3600 S. Glenstone Outer Road, Springfield, MO  65804
  • Illinois Regional Competition 
    • When: Saturday, April 20th, 2024
    • Where: MTI’s East Peoria, IL campus located at 280 High Point Lane, East Peoria, IL 61611
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Note: Midwest Technical Institute, Inc. (MTI), together with its Delta Technical College (DTC) division are offering the Welding Competition Scholarship Program to promote ongoing commitment to skilled trade education. All scholarships awarded through the Welding Competition must be used at one of our MTI or DTC campus locations. Scholarships cannot be exchanged for cash. See official terms and conditions for details.

How Can MTI Change Your Life?

“I chose MTI over any other trade school because I actually did my research on different schools…they just don’t want you to go there, they want you to succeed.”

MTI Welding Graduate Drew


Journeyman Welder Graduate

“Great paced classes. [I] learned a lot from my instructors during my 7-month [program] for welding. It feel[s] adequate enough to tackle the work force as a Journeyman Welder. I would encourage any serious people to attend and keep it up.”


Journeyman Welder Graduate

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Satellite Locations

Missouri CDL Range

1551 S. Empire Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802

Illinois CDL Range

4600 Rodger St. Springfield, IL 62703
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