Enter to Win - Building a Welder Contests

Building Future Welders

Dedicated to building more than just welding products, Miller wants to help build people too. That’s why we created the Building a Welder program. Focused on introducing individuals to welding as a career option — and inspiring and encouraging both students and teachers — Building a Welder is just one way we’re helping grow both the welding workforce and the passion for our craft.

Giving Away More Than Equipment

To celebrate the next generation of welders and those who are inspiring their passion, Miller recently provided two amazing contests for students and teachers. The results are in and winners have been selected!

Who's Building You — Mentor Nomination Winner!

You voted and the winner is Daymon Gast! Daymon was nominated by his student, Codey Underwood.

A true inspiration at school and throughout his community, Daymon is a certified welding instructor and SkillsUSA advisor with a passion for teaching, encouraging and setting his students up for success in life.

Daymon and Codey will receive Miller® prize packages with a combined value of more than $30,000, including an AugmentedArc® welding system that Daymon is excited to add to the classroom at Lincoln-Way High School.

Congratulations, Daymon — and thanks to everyone who nominated and voted!

$5,000 Weld-Mask™ Scholarship Winner!

A senior at Union High School in Roosevelt, Utah, Dalton Van has been taking night classes at UBTech since his sophomore year. After graduation, Van will attend Utah State University Eastern to study welding engineering.

Congratulations, Dalton!

Sharing Stories That Matter

Behind every welding hood is a person we’d like to get to know. Why? Because the stories shared might inspire someone else to take a chance, try something different and begin a new chapter in their story.

Building a Welder: Michael Brandt

Some of us have an unlikely path to becoming a welder — like Michael Brandt, owner of custom fabrication and mobile welding shop Garage Bound, LLC. At the age of 9, Michael had a great mentor who planted the seed for a love of welding. That love would help Michael get through some difficult times and later inspire him to pass on his passion to the next generation.