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Education Staff Contact Information
AWS Conferences present the latest in technology and applications, covering various processes, industries and materials.
Welding School Locator
Looking for a career in welding? Use the AWS Welding School Locator to quickly find welding education facilities. Search by state or zip.
Schools Excelling through National Skills Standards Education. This program provides guidelines for academic skill standards for the training and qualification of welding processes. Students may advance through three levels, emerging prepared and ready for today's workforce.
Select the link to review information on the guidelines, apply for status, or locate participating schools.
SkillsUSA Welding Contest Information.
International (Weld-Off 2014)
Student welder competitions effectively promote quality, productivity and the image of welding, one of America's key production skills.
Education Committee Membership Application
Please complete the application and return it by email or fax to the AWS Education Department.
Seminars for Certification
D1.1 Code Clinic, Welding Inspection Technology, and the API Code Clinic are just a few of the educational courses AWS offers to enhance your career. Find out more about each course, dates, times and locations near you.
Experience an intensive preparation for your 9-Year Recertification Exam. AWS offers this accelerated curriculum to help you achieve a successful recertification.
Careers in Welding
From the bottom of the oceans to the stars, there's always welding work to be done. Find out just how rewarding and exciting a career in welding can actually be! Information compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor, plus links and articles.
What's required and what's the job like? Where do you go to get training and where will you work? Open your eyes to a whole new world of underwater work and underwater welding. Contact one of our listed schools.
Since 2001, the American Welding Society has been proud to sponsor the AWS Instructors Institute. Every year, a member from each AWS district is invited to attend the Instructors Institute. This event was created to support the districts, its members and the welding industry. The purpose of the program is to provide instructors with tools they will be able to use in their classroom, give them the opportunity to share their knowledge, as well as discuss the challenges they face each day.
Find out more about Welding History (external website).