FFA Welding Team competes in region event

Published 12:32 pm Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Bainbridge High School FFA Welding Team participated in the South Region Welding Career Development Event March 23 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Ga.

Team members were Cody Logue, Joel Bennett, Brian Landers and Keith Sizemore. Logue placed first in SMAW welding and will advance to the Top Gun Competition on April 19.

The South Region Welding Contest is designed to provide agriculture education students an opportunity to demonstrate “hands-on” SMAW, GMAW, oxy-acetylene and plasma cutting skills in a competitive environment.

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Technological advances in American agriculture continue to influence the way students must prepare for their futures.

Students entering the work force need a strong knowledge base and the ability to comprehend processes common to agricultural mechanics. Employers want productive workers and managers that can access and use a broad range of information.

The most sought-after employees are those who communicate effectively, continue to stay current with modern technology and work successfully as individuals and as team members. Students with these skills and abilities are more competitive in the job market, receive financial rewards and are selected for advancement.

FFA is a national organization of more than 500,000 members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture.

FFA is an integral part of the agricultural education program in public schools. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premire leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.