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. Please join the American Welding Society throughout April as we celebrate National Welding Month to bring awareness to our industry and its available career paths.
Arc Junkies Panel Discussion
The Weld Wednesday with AWS podcast is going live. Join us on April 7, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. EST on AWS Instagram Live where Arc Junkies host Jason Becker and special guests Chloe Hudson @arcweldingangel, Nick Bezates @bezatesn and Chandler Vincent @chandlervincent will discuss “Debunking 100k Myth - How to Take your Welding Career to the Next Level.” This is a can’t miss event!
Throughout April, AWS will host a “Day in the Life” series where welding influencers will take over the official AWS Instagram account. Guests include Barbie the Welder @barbiethewelder, Nate Bowman @weldscientist, Chloe Hudson @arcweldingangel, Sean Flotmann @dabswellington and Rush Kane @kanekid. Visit instagram.com/americanweldingsociety
My Welding Story
Every welder has a story to tell. Those interested can submit their welding journey to aws.org/nwmsurvey for a chance to be featured on our Instagram stories.
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.
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
Not an AWS Member?
Join AWS in April and be entered into a drawing for your chance to win a customized AWS helmet. To enter, you must be 18 years of age as of the date of entry, live in the United States, and sign up to be a new member in April through the Take the Torch campaign.
National Welding Month Discounts
Throughout April, AWS is offering promotions on the following AWS products and services.
- Bookstore. The AWS Bookstore will have a 15% discount off list and member prices for hard copies of the Welding Handbook or any of the Welding Handbook bundles. Shipping is excluded from the discount. Customers must email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the customer service team at 305-443-9353, ext. 280, and reference code NWMHB21 to place the order under the promotion. The special pricing runs through the end of April 2021.
- Foundation. The AWS Foundation will provide 50% off of job listings on jobsinwelding.com.
- Education. Self-paced online courses will be offered at a 15% discount throughout the month. Visit awo.aws.org/online-courses.