North Central Kansas Technical College (NCK Tech) hosted the 10th annual Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) competition on Thursday, March 6, 2014 on the Beloit campus. Students from NCK Tech, Beloit and Hays campuses, Salina Area Technical College, Central Community College of Hastings, NE, Manhattan Area Technical College and Hutchinson Community College participated in the event. During the contest, students tested their technical knowledge with a GMAW written test and used their blueprint reading skills to fabricate various weldments and showcase their ability to weld in all positions using the GMAW process. The contest blueprints were developed by Nathan Lund and James Greenwood of AG-CO/Sunflower- Beloit and presented to the students the day of the competition to ensure a fair and equitable contest. The written test was developed by Wes Mosier of Deshler Nebraska. Weld inspection was conducted by Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI) James Greenwood, Wes Mosier, Danny Fuller and Chuck Hatzenbueler.