Cross Country Career Awareness

Cross Country Career Awareness

Since 2011, the AWS Foundation's Careers in Welding mobile exhibit has been inspiring people from around the country to consider welding as a career choice. The mobile exhibit features Lincoln Electric VRTEX virtual welding machines, along with exhibits that promote the field's numerous career paths.

Take the Virtual Tour

Take the Virtual Tour

Watch this short video to learn more about the Careers in Welding Mobile Exhibit

AWS Careers in Welding Mobile Exhibit has been a driving force for welding education and career development. The 53-foot single-expandable trailer provides visitors with a unique learning experience. Its wide array of hands-on exhibits engages the senses and sparks an interest in the welding industry.

Tour Dates & Locations

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Bulldog Build-Off & Pipe Challenge

Texas High School Welding Series
April 3, 2024
Central High School, Pollok, TX
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Stuart Fit & Fab

Texas High School Welding Series
April 5, 2024
Stuart Career Tech High School, Baytown, TX
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Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival

April 11-14, 2024
Ponchatoula, LA
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Montana State Fair

August 1-3, 2024
Great Falls, MT
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Montana Fair

August 9-11, 2024
Billings, MT
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Western Idaho Fair

August 16-18, 2024
Boise, ID
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Oregon State Fair

August 23-25, 2024
Salem, OR
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Lincoln Electric Family Day

September 15, 2024
Cleveland, OH
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OSU Farm Science Review

September 17-19, 2024
London, OH
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SunBelt Ag Expo

October 15-17, 2024
Moultrie, GA

AWS Careers in Welding Top Score Scholarship

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AWS Careers in Welding Top Score Scholarship

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You could win a $1,000 welding scholarship.

Each day of the tour, the visitor with the highest score on the VRTEX virtual welders receives a scholarship to attend welding school.

For full contest details and scholarship give away Click Here

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Featured Exhibits

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Featured Exhibits

Lincoln Electric VRTEX 360 Welders

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The five VRTEX 360 welders are the mobile exhibit's main attraction. These virtual welders allow visitors to jump into welding. The sights, sounds, and real-world environments create an immersive experience which shows participants what welding is all about.

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Pressure Vessel and Welding Coupons

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The mobile exhibit's pressure vessel and six welding coupons show how welding is used in everyday applications. The pressure vessel was welded using multiple processes and positions. The coupons were welded in multiple positions.

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Career Pathways and Scholarships

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The Welding Career Pathway attraction showcases the many professions and opportunities available within the welding industry. Salary, education, and experience indicators are just a few items reflected within each exhibited career.

AWS has an extensive scholarship program for those interested in taking the next step towards a career in welding. Explore the ways that AWS can help you achieve your career goals.

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