Southern Technical College HVAC Students Compete in Welding Competition

Orlando, Fla. – (May 31, 2016) – A group of students from the welding program at the Orlando campus of Southern Technical College, “Southern Tech” competed in a campus welding competition recently.


Pictured above, the winner as voted by his peers was an intricate seaplane made by welding student Erick Cruz Figueroa.


From dice to a truck and even a step stool were made by the students, who are taking classes to refine their welding skills as part of their career training.


Southern Tech welding instructor KC Kane, left, congratulated Figueroa on the wining piece.

Instructor James Quatrini, who regularly praises the students who “make magic” in the welding classes, expressed pride about the dedication shown. “I love how our students have this medium to show off their creativity while using the valuable skill sets they are learning in our classrooms,” he said.

Southern Tech-Orlando is located at 1485 Florida Mall Ave.


About Southern Technical College (

Founded in 2000, Southern Technical College is a career education school dedicated to providing students with the best possible career training and education in a student-centered environment. It was founded to combine traditional and job-practical teaching techniques in the areas of allied health sciences and applied technology. Delivered in a dynamic and professional environment, the curricula are designed to deliver intensive, hands-on training in core technical areas in combination with communication skills, interpersonal skills and a broad-based general education. Southern Tech is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education (CIE) and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Associate degrees in Surgical Technician at the Fort Myers, Tampa and Port Charlotte campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and the Health Information Management associate degree program at the Fort Myers campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).