AWS Welding Trailer

AWS Welding Trailer

American Welding Society’s Virtual Welding Trailer Tour Promotes In-Demand Career Across the Country

Facing a critical shortage of over 310,000 welding professionals by 2019, the American Welding Society (AWS) is taking its Careers in Welding Trailer across the country in 2016 to give visitors the opportunity to try their hand at welding and learn more about a career path in the industry.

AWS Welding TrailerThe Careers in Welding Trailer is the only mobile exhibit on the road today that offers an educational experience combined with career information to educate visitors on the opportunities available in the welding industry. Fitted with five virtual reality welding simulators, visitors can grab a welding gun and helmet equipped with internal monitors and put their skill to the test. Similar to a video game, the virtual welder then receives a score, allowing them to compete against others on board for the highest score.

In addition to the welding simulators, the 53 foot, single expandable trailer has 650 square feet of exhibit space that includes a display wall featuring eleven industry segments with trivia questions, fun facts, and industry artifacts; a "Day in the Life of a Welder" exhibit with videos depicting real-life environments in which welders work; a life size welder highlighting welding as a safe profession; a social media kiosk allowing visitors to take their photo and post to Facebook or email to a friend; welding scholarship information and more.

2016 Tour Schedule

Event Date Event Location
Feb 2-4 Colusa Farm Show Colusa, CA
Feb 6 American River College Welding Expo Sacramento, CA
Feb 9-11 World Ag Expo Tulare, CA
Feb 13-16 Riverside County Fair Indio, CA
Feb 20-21 Progressive International Motorcycle Show Phoenix, AZ
Feb 26-28 California Mid-Winter Fair Imperial, CA
Mar 4-6 Goodguys 7th Spring Nationals Scottsdale, AZ
Mar 11-13  SX Create at SXSW Interactive Festival Austin, TX
Apr 15-17 USA Science & Engineering Festival Washington, DC
Aug 31-Sep 2 Farm Progress Show Boone, IA
Sep 12-17 IMTS Student Summit Chicago, IL
Oct 19-22 Future Farmers of America (FFA) Indianapolis, IN

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