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Fixing the Labor Gap: Connection is Key

Leaders will need to rise above, offering mentorship that includes valuable interpersonal skills training, the ability to handle conflict, teamwork, listening, and more.

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The Education of a Welding Teacher: Tips from the Field

Throughout my nine years in the welding industry, I’ve had the opportunity to explore the world of teaching. I’ve learned a lot, and I’d like to share my experiences with you.

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Beyond the Arc: Welding Engineering Explained

“I have never heard of a welding engineer. What is a welding engineer?” That is a common response I have heard throughout my career.

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Women’s Workshop Builds Confidence and Welding Skills

The Red Bench Women’s Workshop Corp. offers a space for women and gender-diverse people to learn and practice welding and metalworking skills.

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Registered Apprenticeship Programs: Taking Workforce Training into Employers’ Hands

With the demand for skilled workers growing and the labor market tightening, employers across multiple industries are seeking new ways to build and retain their workforces. With the help of Registered Apprenticeship Programs, presented by the American Welding Society (AWS), employers and education institutions can take workforce training into their own hands.

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Drive Down Classroom Expenses with Miller® AugmentedArc®

As any instructor can confirm, classroom materials don’t come cheap and can quickly add up in price. But what if you could save up to 60% on consumable costs per semester?

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11 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.

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AWS Education: Welding Education for the Entire Career Arc

Welding is a dynamic industry with endless learning opportunities. And no matter where you are in your career, AWS Education offers comprehensive training resources that light the way toward your next goal.

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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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