BCC students excels in national welding contest

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Tiffiany Britt, a student at Bladen Community College in the welding technology program, is a silver medalist in the National Skills USA Competition held in Louisville, Ky., in June.

Britt competed in the Job Skills Demonstration, where her second-place win showcased the skill of thermoplastic welding.

“Tiffany has put in many hours of planning, preparing, practicing and producing in order to elevate herself to second place in the nation,” said Edward Dent, director of the welding technology program. “Tiffany held it together to come out a nationally recognized winner for herself, Bladen Community College and the state of North Carolina.”

Britt won the recognition in the largest competitive area of the event, performing against 25 others who represented states from across the country. North Carolina placed third in overall awards in the nation.

BCC offers certificates, diplomas, and associate degree awards in welding technology with day, evening, and night classes. Fall semester classes begin on Aug. 17. Register now for fall classes by contacting the college at 910-879-5500.

For information about the welding curriculum at Bladen Community College, contact Dent at 910-879-5652.

Cathy Kinlaw is the director of public informatoin for Bladen Community College.