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AWS WorldSkills USA Competition Committee Announces U.S. Welding WorldSkills Competitor

Jordan Packer will represent the United States as the sole welding competitor at the 2022 WorldSkills Competition in Shanghai, China, after taking second place at the USA Final Weld-Off.

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Former Nursing Student Graduates with Seven Industrial Trades Certificates

Samantha Marasigan, 38, will graduate this June with four automotive certificates and three welding certificates from San Diego College of Continuing Education (SDCCE). 

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Hypertherm Awards Powermax45 XP to 12 North American Schools

Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of industrial cutting systems and software is excited to announce the recipients of its 2022 Spark Something Great educational grant. 12 programs were selected from a pool of 110 applications, representing public schools, vocational schools, and colleges from throughout the United States and Canada. This year’s recipients are:

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Replicating the Skilled Welding Workforce

Columbus State Community College (CSCC) in Columbus, Ohio, has developed a welding education platform that uses weld data capturing and video imaging technologies to train students in manual welding processes. 

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Continuous Learning with AWS

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has cast a long shadow over the world, and education in particular. To overcome the challenges posed by COVID-19, many welding programs have turned to e-learning in the last two years. 

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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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Welding…Spread the Word!

As welding professionals, we’re fortunate to have rewarding careers. But many people don’t know about the vast number of options in our wide-ranging trade. You can help them discover those possibilities.

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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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Meet the Multitalented Consuelo P. Lockhart

Consuelo P. Lockhart, founder and executive director of the Latinas Welding Guild Inc., discusses her welding beginnings and the path she took to becoming an artist, a welder, and a welding advocate.

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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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From Serving the Nation to Welding Innovation

ELCo Enterprises Inc. — a Michigan-based provider of welding wire products, torches, and cell support equipment — has always prided itself on supporting veterans in any way it can. The company was founded by a veteran, employs veterans, honors those who served, and has benefited from its association with the armed forces.

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