Start your journey to becoming an advanced welder! The ArcLabs Welding School HS Welding Competition is an invite-only competition for motivated high school seniors who want to prove that they have what it takes to be a Welder.

All participants in the regional welding competitions in South Carolina or Texas will receive a $500 scholarship. Participants will also have the opportunity to enroll in one of our ArcLabs Welding School Welder Programs. Our welding programs provide skills and hands-on training geared to meet the tough demands of today’s employers.

The objective is for our students to gain entry-level employment across the country in the manufacturing, construction and maintenance fields. The qualifications we issue provide our graduates a great opportunity to be employed in an industry that is rapidly expanding.

What can I expect at the ArcLabs Welding School HS Welding Competition?

  • A timed welding project to be completed by each participant and judged before a panel.
  • A fun, family-oriented event where your friends and relatives are invited to come and watch you compete.
  • Admission and Financial Aid Representatives available to answer your questions.
  • Demonstrations and networking with experts from the welding industry.
  • A tour of campus and vendor booths.
  • An awards ceremony concluding the competition and announcing the scholarship winners.

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Open Enrollment Has Begun.

Our fabrication and welding courses are designed to equip each student with qualified welder skills to support welding-related industries. Arclabs offers testing programs tailored for specifications required by employers. We offer basic, intermediate and/or advanced welder training modules. They are designed to fit the unique individual needs of each student.

Arclabs Welding School programs prepare our graduates for entry level positions in structural, pipe and pipeline, and thin alloy welding. In addition to the key welding processes learned in the Advanced Welding Program, students also learn basic and advanced pipefitting skills.


High School Welding Competition - Columbia

Deadline for Registration is Feb 23!


High School Welding Competition - Piedmont

Deadline for Registration is March 9!


High School Welding Competition - Charleston

Deadline for registration is March 9!