Mike Riley, of the Tulsa Welding School, looks at the screen to see the placement of Isaiah Narron, 17, as he begins the virtual reality welding exercise Friday at Hutchinson High School. The students were scored and the winner was given a hat from the Tulsa Welding School.

Terrell Kane, 16, adjusts the virtual welders helmet for his turn in the Welding Competition brought to Hutchinson High by the Tulsa Welding School.

Terrell Kane, 16, welds together the two pieces in the virtual reality while Mike Riley looks on to give advice or help if needed. Riley showed each student how to put on their helmet, hold the tools and explained that they would be rated based on the arc length, work angle, travel angle and speed.

The progress of the welder is shown on the screen while they weld in virtual reality Friday at Hutchinson High School. The program rates the student's welding skills based on arc length, work angle, travel angle and travel speed.