The AWS Student Chapter Toolkit is intended to provide Student Chapter Officers and Advisors with the information and resources needed to support Student Chapter activity.

The Student Chapter Toolkit will be updated periodically to ensure that content we feel is of value to our Student Chapter leadership teams is available. If there is a specific resource you are looking for and cannot find it in the Student Chapter Toolkit, please email us.

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    These monthly teleconference conversations are intended to enhance ties between AWS HQ and AWS Student Chapters by providing timely updates and tips on Student Chapter Operations.

    Mark your calendars for the next Student Chapter Solutions Conversation: September 2022

    Visit our new AWS Student Chapter Solutions Conversations page to learn more about AWS Student Chapter Conversations and view recordings of past Conversations.


    National Welding Month
    National Welding Month is a time to make an impact on the industry through recognition, education, and service. This month, the focus should be on acknowledging the achievements of our industry tradespeople, teaching others about the importance of welding in our society, and taking steps to introduce welding into our schools and communities.

    If you are currently enrolled, or will soon enroll, in a welding program or a related field, then consider applying for our scholarships. Scholarships are available for students attending trade schools, community colleges, and four-year universities. An AWS Foundation scholarship can be the extra push that helps you fulfill your goals!

    Career Resources 
    Learn more about exciting career opportunities in the welding industry.

    In response to a recommendation from the Membership Committee, the AWS Foundation has put together some presentations and resources for you to use in interactions with educators, counselors, students, and parents.

    Welding Workforce Data
    The central source for labor statistics and projections for the welding industry.

    Jobs in Welding
    Whether you’re here to explore membership, certification, advanced training, updated standards, conferences, professional collaborations or the many exciting career opportunities in welding today – we are here to support you. Count on AWS for the leading-edge industry knowledge, resources and tools you need to achieve even greater business and career success.

    FREE* Online Safety in Welding Course

    FREE Download to the National Standard ANSI Z49.1:2021, Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes


    The 2023 AWS Student Chapter Annual Report, which covers the period of time from June 1, 2022 though May 31, 2023 is now open and must be completed and submitted to AWS World Headquarters by September 1, 2023. 
    Reminder: All Student Chapters who submit a complete report will be eligible to receive this year's anniversary payment in the amount of $250.

    To access this year's Student Chapter Annual Report click the link below. 

    2023 AWS Student Chapter Annual Report

    Annual Roster Form
    Submit this form to properly document your AWS Student Chapter roster.

    Annual Financial Report Form
    Submit this form to properly document you Student Chapter's financilas.

    Student Chapter Roles and Responsibilities
    Provides a description of the various Student Chapter Officer Roles that may be filled in your Student Chapter Executive Committee

    Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this years Student Chapter Annual Report, please contact Darrill Gaschler at dgaschler@aws.org.


    The AWS Student Chapter Manual provides guidance for all things relating to the organization and operation of an AWS Student Chapter.

    Click on the link to access the AWS Student Chapter Manual Organization and Operations

    Please contact sections@aws.org for any questions concerning with the operation of your Chapter


    Recommended Procedures for Conducting a SkillsUSA Welding Contest - 4th Edition

    This publication has been prepared using the experience gained in local, national and international SkillsUSA contests to provide a guide for those wishing to run a SkillsUSA welding skills contest at any level. (Last revised 2005)


    An enhanced version of the AWS Speakers Directory has been developed specifically to help leaders of AWS Sections and Student Chapters facilitate meaningful educational and technical programs. The Directory allows you to easily search for potential speakers by name and area(s) of expertise interested, and allows you to easily see where the speakers are willing to travel and whether or not there are any fees associated with the speaker’s presentation at your event.

    Simply log into your AWS Member Account and look for the “Find Speakers” link under the My District and Section box of your Account Dashboard.

    Please contact Darrill Gaschler at dgaschler@aws.org for assistance on accessing the AWS Speakers Directory.


    This award was established with the purpose of recognizing AWS Student Members whose Student Chapter activities have produced outstanding school, community, and/or industry achievements.

    Nomination forms may be submitted to AWS any time during the year. A special certificate will then be sent directly to the requestor for presentation to the recipient. Recipients of the award will be recognized in the Welding Journal.

    Please click here to access the Student Chapter Member Award Nomination Form


    It is important to keep your Chapter's roster up to date as this determines who will recieve updates from your Chapter and AWS HQ. It is the responsibility of each Chapter, to ensure the accuracy of all members affilaited to your roster.

    To receive a copy of your Chapter's Roster, please click here to complete the request form.

    Please contact Darrill Gaschler at dgaschler@aws.org for any questions or concerns regarding your Student Chapter Roster.

    Submission Form
    Used to report happenings of Student Chapter meetings/events as well as to have Chapter activity considered for publication in an upcoming issue of the Welding Journal.



    Please contact Darrill Gaschler at dgaschler@aws.org, to request the appropriate version of your AWS Student Chapter logo for use in your newsletters, meeting notices, flyers and other materials.

    A stacked version of one-color black and one-color white logos for apparel and/or merchandise use only are posted in the area below.

    AWS Logos

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    PNG Low Resolution Logo (400 x 400)