Thermadyne’s “Built with Class” welding contest is now under way.

Students and their trade schools can win cash and welding equipment, either as beginner individuals or as part of a more advanced team. Beginner contestants can win $250, and teams can win $500. In addition, a Thermal Arc 3-in-1 will go to schools that sponsor winning students.

“At Thermadyne, we are committed to helping build the future of this industry, not only to crafting better and safer equipment, but to the people that will use them - the next generation of welders,” said Tony Coco, director of channel marketing and national accounts. “We recognize that the efficiency and precision of our tools would be lost without skilled hands to guide them. Sharing our experience and knowledge with the next generation is just as essential to the growth of our industry as the tools they will use.”

Go to this website to enter.

The contest is part of Thermadyne’s “Carry the torch” program supporting the future of welding.