Northwest Florida State College’s graduating welding students participated in weld test days Dec. 11-13 to showcase their abilities to Yates Construction, Aptim and The Industrial Company.

Representatives from each company came to the Niceville campus to observe the skills of the students. Each company participates in the test days to attempt to fill welding jobs for their organization.

“These weld test days were very successful,” said Scottie Smith, Northwest Florida State College welding instructor. “The students had the chance to land a welding job with one of these great companies, and the companies were able to see the quality of welders that our school is turning out. The weld test days have been very successful and have developed into an annual event that has helped increase our job placement rate.”