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Creative Collaboration ‘sparks’ Penn College Sculpture

The “ripple” effect of Skyler R. Graver’s gumption will enhance Pennsylvania College of Technology’s landscape for generations to come.

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Six Figures, Zero Cubicles – Breaking Down High-Paying Welding Jobs

You need a boring corporate job to make $100,000 a year, right? Actually, no. If working in an office, sitting at your desk and being stuck in a cubicle all day doesn't sound like your "dream job," then you have other options.

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How to Make Good Money Out of High School as a Welder

The closer you get to graduation, the more people seem to ask you, “What are you doing after high school?” It can be a really hard question to answer. A four-year college isn't the right path for everyone – especially when the average college student graduates with around $30,000 of debt or more.

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AWS Scholarship Application Tips And Advice

The American Welding Society Foundation will award more than $2 million in scholarships in 2022, and the deadline to apply for most National, District, and Section Scholarships is March 1. Here’s some advice on how to make your application the best possible.

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Back to School Series: A Recipe for Success During Welding School and Beyond

Welcome back to the third part of the series. In this feature, we are going to spend some time covering best practices for student success when attending welding school.

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New AWS Welding Workforce Data Website Shines a Light on the Welding Industry

When it comes to the welding industry, reports commonly cite outdated statistics or inaccurate information. To be the industry leader in statistical data, the AWS Foundation launched Welding Workforce Data, a website dedicated to sharing accurate welding workforce statistics and projections.

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Back to School Series: Welding Tools for First-Time Welding Students

Hello, future welding students! Welcome back to the second part of the series, where we explore the tools needed for your welding classes.

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Manufacturing Day 2021

Manufacturing Day or MFG Day, which officially falls on October 1, is the kick-off for manufacturing’s biggest celebration of the year that goes all month long!

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Making It Happen – Switching to a Career in Welding While Raising a Family

The thought of changing careers can bring up a wide range of emotions. At first, it’s exciting to think about getting out of your current dead-end job and doing something that’s more fulfilling. However, you may also be anxious about making it happen with your family responsibilities.

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DIY Welding Project: Laptop Table

Here's something fun for the mini welders: DIY welding activities! Stephanie Hoffman of the AWS Foundation has teamed up with her daughter to encourage the next generation of welders to weld and create. This week's project: Laptop Table

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Back to School Series: PPE for the First-Time Welding Student

It's official you signed up for welding class and are beginning the first steps to investing in your future. Good choice! Now let's help you get the most out of that education by giving you a handful of tips, tricks, and advice for this journey to a rewarding welding career. You probably think that with all the money you just dropped on this education that you should be good to go, and you won’t have to spend any more cash until next semester or your next class. Well, unfortunately, that's not -always going to be the case, as getting welding training is quite a bit different than any other traditional study or program. 
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Your welding class is most likely going to require essential hand tools for daily tasks and course activities and the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) to perform the course objectives safely. You're also probably going to have to purchase a few books for class along the way. The good news here- all the tools, books, and PPE you buy for school will be a major asset and used again when you graduate and start that first job as a welder. 

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DIY Welding Activity for Mini-Welders: Scrap Cart

Here's something fun for the mini welders: DIY welding activities! Stephanie Hoffman of the AWS Foundation has teamed up with her daughter to encourage the next generation of welders to weld and create. This week's project: Scrap Cart

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