Innovation to Shape the World

Victor Technologies hosts contest for welding and cutting students

Students can compete for cash and welding prizes until late October

Welding students, if you need some extra cash, now is your chance.

Victor Technologies is hosting its 2012 “Innovation to Shape the World” contest for students in welding and cutting programs at secondary and post-secondary schools. Three beginning (first or second year) students will win $250 by submitting a 500-word essay supporting the contest theme, while members on three intermediate/advanced teams will each win $500 for completing a welding and cutting project.

“The six schools associated with the winners will receive a comprehensive cutting, welding and gas control package valued at $4,000,” added Martin Quinn, CEO of Victor Technologies.

Each school an individual beginner student winner or winning team in the intermediate/advanced category is attending at the time of entry will receive a prize package including a Victor Journeyman welding and cutting outfit, a Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Air plasma cutting outfit, a Fabricator 211i 3-in-1 Stick-MIG-TIG welding machine kit and two Tweco Weldskill 4-sensor auto-darkening welding helmets.

To be eligible to win, each student’s essay or plan must respectively describe and demonstrate how cutting and welding equipment shapes the student’s character, affects the student’s daily life or the lives of others, influences something about which the student is passionate, empowers the student’s career as a professional and/or enables the innovations that shape the world around the student.

The Innovation to Shape the World contest began on June 25, 2012, and ends on October 30, 2012. Victor Technologies will announce all winners at the 2012 FABTECH Show in Las Vegas.

For contest rules, entry forms and submission guidelines, visit