About the AWS Foundation

About the AWS Foundation

The AWS Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It supports programs to ensure the growth and development of the welding industry through research and educational opportunities. Our industry depends upon education that prepares the next generation to meet the challenges ahead.

The Foundation is led by a volunteer Board of Trustees with all administrative tasks (program development, fundraising, public relations, marketing and financial management) provided by a small development staff of the American Welding Society.

2019 Board of Trustees

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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.

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