AWS on a global scale
Since 1919, AWS standards, services and programs have supported the men and women of welding who built and strengthened America. Today, that same support is enjoyed by many thousands of welding professionals worldwide.
Your AWS membership provides valuable tools and resources that help you advance your career and your company's results. Your participation in our community improves welding productivity, safety, and quality in your own country and around the world.
Discover all the specialized resources and benefits AWS provides:
- Training and certification programs for inspectors, manufacturing and fabricating facilities
- Support on challenging business issues through local Section meetings and online discussion forums
- Internationally-respected publications that keep you up-to-date on welding technical standards, industry news and emerging developments
- Conferences and lectures that offer fresh ideas, new knowledge and technologies, as well as rewarding networking opportunities
Please note: AWS membership services and programs do vary by specific country or region. Visit your country’s section below for more information or feel free to contact our team with any questions.
Become a Skilled Tradeperson
The demand for most trades is strong and getting stronger. The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts healthy growth in the neighborhood of 8 to 9 percent over the next decade. Jobs associated with building and rebuilding roads, bridges, water, and the power grid are expected to grow by double-digit percentages–faster than the overall economy.