Workforce Development

Workforce Development

Welding makes a profound impact on our daily lives. From the cars we drive to the houses we live in, the welding industry is constantly shaping our world. Welding also makes an impact on our nation’s economy. Half of our total gross national product is comprised of welding related labor, products, and services.

The welding industry offers a wide variety of dynamic and challenging careers. Underwater welders are needed on offshore oil rigs. Welder-operators use automated welding systems to manufacture cars. Structural welders help to construct skyscrapers and bridges. In addition to welders, other professionals such as certified inspectors and engineers rely on welding to do their jobs. Without these professionals, our country would fall apart.

The demand for skilled welding professionals is constantly growing. By 2025, our nation’s workforce will need over 400,000 welders to satisfy the demands of several industries. To help fill this need, the AWS Foundation is doing its part to promote the industry and build a skilled workforce. Our career resources and scholarships help students to learn about the vast number of opportunities our industry has to offer. Our Careers in Welding mobile exhibit also provides students with an interactive learning experience which will spark their interest in welding.

The AWS Foundation also offers two online resources to help students and the general public learn more about our industry:

Careers in Welding
CareersInWelding.com provides essential information about the welding industry. Ideal for students, instructors, and professionals, the website provides important details about different types of welding jobs, salaries, schools, and related career information. The videos, publications, and other tools on the website are all free, and should be able to answer most of the commonly asked questions about the welding industry.

For more information, please visit: www.careersinwelding.com

Jobs in Welding
JobsInWelding.com is the American Welding Society’s premiere resource for job placement and fulfillment. An essential tool for both employers and job candidates, this website allows you to post and view resumes, conduct job searches, and learn about the most popular careers in the industry. Visitors can also learn about the many resources that AWS has to offer. Do you want to gain a competitive edge? Think about becoming an AWS Certified Welding Inspector or Supervisor. AWS credentials look great on a resume, and might give you the extra momentum you need to land your ideal dream job.

For more information, please visit: jobsinwelding.com