Nicolet College has named their Welding Student of the year.
Chad Lawfer of Minocqua was recently honored with that distinction. He earned straight A’s and the praise of his instructors in receiving the award.
After initially struggling with the TIG welding process, Lawfer persevered. Instructor Warren Krause says, ” He stuck with it and one day everything just clicked for him and he was able to do all of welds.”
In addition to academic and technical skills, Lawfer’s instructors also noted his “soft skills” which have been a point of emphasis in Nicolet courses. This includes skills such as teamwork and communication.
Lawfer was presented with the award alongside several of his instructors earlier this month.