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National Welding Month

National Welding Month

National Welding Month

Welding careers play an integral role in keeping people safe and advancing the quality of life across the globe, yet participation in the skilled trades continues to decrease. The American Welding Society throughout April celebrated National Welding Month to bring awareness to our industry and its available career paths.

Arc Junkies Panel Discussion

The Weld Wednesday with AWS podcast was live on April 7, 2021, on AWS Instagram Live where Arc Junkies host Jason Becker and special guests Chloe Hudson @arcweldingangel, Nick Bezates @bezatesn and Chandler Vincent @chandlervincent to discuss “Debunking 100k Myth - How to Take your Welding Career to the Next Level.”

Influencer Takeovers

Throughout April, AWS hosted a “Day in the Life” series where welding influencers took over the official AWS Instagram account. Guests included Barbie the Welder @barbiethewelder, Nate Bowman @weldscientist, Chloe Hudson @arcweldingangel, Sean Flotmann @dabswellington and Rush Kane @kanekid. Visit instagram.com/americanweldingsociety

AWS ARCademy

The AWS ARCademy series provides resources for those interested in taking the steps to educate themselves towards a career in welding. New videos are added regularly, and topics range from how to use common workshop tools and typical weld joints, to the top five mistakes to avoid in GMAW, SMAW and GTAW. Here are a few videos to get you started:

For more AWS ARCademy videos, click here.

Member Participation

Prove that you have the knowledge to develop standards and other technical publications by serving on an AWS Technical Committee. With more than 200 technical committees, subcommittees, and task groups, there is an opportunity for every AWS member to contribute. Join a Technical Committee

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