AWS News and Calendar
Nine Schools Awarded Welding Workforce Grants to Enhance Their Welding Education Programs
The AWS Foundation is dedicated to increasing the welding workforce by providing grant funding to secondary, post-secondary and welder training facilities that seek to enhance and improve their welding education programs. Grant funding of up to $25,000 per location is awarded for facilities to make improvements, invest in capital items such as welding or metalworking equipment, or purchase/upgrade computers or computer-based training systems.
AWS 2021-2022 Events and Conferences
Stay informed, connected, trained, certified, and challenged. AWS offers a wide range of industry events that support your business needs and keep your team members at the top of their game.
Register Today for the How to Use ASME Section IX Conference
Learn how to comply with the requirements of ASME Section IX, Welding, Brazing, and Fusing Qualifications during the How to Use ASME Section IX Conference, taking place October 26-28, 2021, in Miami, Fla.; and December 7-8, 2021 in Houston, Tex.
The 2021 International Brazing and Soldering Conference Is Full Steam Ahead
The 2021 International Brazing and Soldering Conference (IBSC) Conference will take place October 3–6 in Denver, Colo., as an in-person event.
Register today for the "Tipos de Inspecciones para Soldadura Estructural" conference
On October 21, 2021, the American Welding Society is hosting "Tipos de Inspecciones para Soldadura Estructural," the first-ever Spanish-language AWS conference.
Metal Shop Masters Brings Welding to the Small Screen
With the Netflix premiere of the Metal Shop Masters series on September 10, welding and cutting now have a spotlight in mainstream entertainment programming.
Explore all AWS events at FABTECH 2021
The American Welding Society is gearing up for FABTECH 2021. And with all the AWS events taking place during the show, we invite you to start planning your FABTECH schedule to make the most out of our booths, networking events, and much more.
American Welding Society Launches New Online Sales Training Course
As the world of welding, manufacturing, and fabrication continues to evolve and become more competitive, the success of any organization often hinges on the strength of its salesforce. As part of a continuing effort to create resources and training opportunities for our industry, the American Welding Society (AWS) launched "Solution Selling for Welding," an online course designed to help develop highly knowledgeable and effective sales personnel.
American Welding Society Announces FABTECH 2021 Events
After almost two years of missed connections and collaborations, FABTECH 2021 convenes in Chicago, IL., on September 13-16, 2021. And the American Welding Society is pleased to announce its plans for the four-day event.
AWS Holds First-Ever Women in Welding Conference
On March 25, in honor of Women’s History Month, more than 200 professionals gathered around their computers to attend the first-ever Women in Welding Conference.
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."
Meaningful Proclamations Enable Latinas Welding Guild to Bloom Even More
Like their logo that reflects a welding helmet surrounded by bright yellow, orange, red, purple, and blue flowers, the Latinas Welding Guild Inc., Indianapolis, Ind., blossoms.
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.
AWS Opens Registration for Certified Resistance Welding Technician (CRWT) Online Exam Preparation Sessions
Resistance welding is one of the most robust, proven and simple of the various welding processes, and is used primarily in the manufacture of automobiles, appliances, wire products, sheet metal products, and more.
Nominations Sought for WEMCO 2021 Excellence in Welding Awards
Through April 30, the Welding Equipment Manufacturers Committee (WEMCO), in partnership with the American Welding Society (AWS) Foundation, is accepting nominations for the 2021 Excellence in Welding Awards.
Asnuntuck Becomes an AWS Accredited Test Facility
Asnuntuck Community College has become an American Welding Society (AWS) Accredited Test Facility (ATF) in Connecticut. Students enrolled in the college’s welding program will have an opportunity to earn certifications.
The 2021 AWS Professional Program Is Accepting Abstract Submissions
Are you an author with materials joining technology and processes research to share with the world? Submit your abstract to be considered for presentation during the American Welding Society (AWS) Professional Program held virtually September 20–23, the week after FABTECH 2021.