Welding Digest ► Building the Future of Welding with Miller® MobileArc™
Building the Future of Welding with Miller® MobileArc™
It’s estimated that by 2024, there will be 314,000 projected openings in the welding profession. Due to the industry growing along with professionals retiring, advancing or changing industries, there’s a dire need for welding professionals.
With a growing need for welding professionals, early exposure to welding is critical which is why Miller® created MobileArc™– an affordable augmented reality training solution – to attract, engage and introduce welding through a hands-on augmented reality experience. MobileArc™ is not meant to replace live arc training in the lab, but instead be a recruiting tool so students of all ages can get a feel for welding, allowing them to improve their welding skills and make informed career decisions.
The simple user interface of the MobileArc™ allows students to work independently in a classroom setting or remotely at home, receive real-time feedback to correct errors, and improve welding skills. With its portable, lightweight design, MobileArc™ is great for recruitment events – helping introduce young students to welding and sparking interest in this industry.
American Welding Society Launches “Take the Torch” Initiative to Attract Younger Audience
Millennials represent more than a quarter of the world’s population. To help foster the next generation of young professionals in the welding industry, the American Welding Society is proud to announce a new membership initiative — Take the Torch.
Tulsa Welding School Addressing Upcoming Needs for Welding Professionals
Instructors at Tulsa Welding School in Tulsa, Okla., designed the Professional Welder program to address the anticipated coming shortfall in welding professionals by providing students with the skills needed to successfully enter the workforce.
American Welding Society Launches “AWS Certified” to Bring Awareness to Younger Workforce
Welding is among the most crucial and essential skilled trades that impact everyday life, yet the number of skilled welding technicians and professionals continues to decrease. It is anticipated that by 2024, over 300,000 welders will be necessary to satisfy our nation’s workforce demands (Emsi, 2021). To impact this decline, the American Welding Society has launched a new initiative targeting students and early career welders, titled "AWS Certified."