Student Chapter Toolkit


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 eandino@aws.org.

Student Chapter Annual Report

Student Chapter Annual Reports were due by July 1, 2021 but will continue to be collected through September 2021. If you have not already submitted your Student Chapter Annual Report, please do so at your earliest ability.
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. 

2021-2022 Student Chapter Annual Report

2020-2021 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 Evelyn Andino at eandino@aws.org

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

2019-2020 Student Chapter Annual Report


Student Chapter Helmet Giveaway!

The American Welding Society Foundation is providing auto-darkening welding helmets, courtesy of Jackson Safety, to be used to inspire and/or enhance AWS Student Chapter activity.

Simply complete the online request form, and a representative of the AWS will follow up.

Supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first come first served basis based on information supplied in the form.

For any questions, please contact Evelyn Andino at eandino@aws.org

Manual and Recommended Procedures

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 Evelyn Andino at eandino@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

Student Chapter Solutions Conversations

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:

Mark your calendars for the next Student Chapter Solutions Conversation: March 16, 2022 at 11:00 AM EDT:  Preparing for National Welding Month.

Add this meeting to your calendar by clicking here.   

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

Student Chapter Newsletter

A monthly newsletter distributed to all active Student Chapter leaders geared toward keeping you informed of news you can use to enhance your Chapter's impact. 

Most Recent:

April 2022

In The News This Month

1. National Welding Month Resources
    - #NWM2022 resources and tools
    -Welding Journal
2. AWS Student Member Spotlight
    - Abby Frisk, Adysin Donk, and YOU?!
3. AWS Student Chapter Solutions Conversations
    - Review Recording of March Conversation
    - Join us on Wednesday 5/18 at 11AM EDT to stay one step ahead of the Annual Report
4. 2022 Membership Town Hall
     - Membership Town Halls with AWS Executive Director & CEO, Gary Konarska
5. On Behalf of the Welding Journal... thank you!

March 2022

In The News This Month
1.  AWS Student Chapter Solutions Conversations
2. Upcoming Conference + 2022 Membership Town Hall
         - Women in Welding Conference: 3/29 Design in the Workplace 2022
         - Membership Town Halls with AWS Executive Director & CEO, Gary Konarska

February 2022

In The News This Month
1. Last Call: Apply for 2022 AWS Leadership Symposium Student Representative slot by 2/11
    *Apply Now! Student Application deadline is February 11, 2022!
2. AWS Student Chapter Solutions Conversations
    *Review Recording of January Conversation
    *Join us on Wednesday 3/16 at 11AM EST
3.Upcoming Conference + 2022 Membership Town Hall 
    *Women in Welding Conference: 3/29 Design in the Workplace 2022
    *Membership Town Halls with AWS Executive Director & CEO, Gary Konarska
4. AWS Foundation Update

Links to past Student Chapter News can be found on the AWS Student Chapter News page.

Welding Journal Submission Form

The Welding Journal Submission Form is to be 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.

Click here to complete the Welding Journal Submission Form.

Additional Resources

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. 

To learn more about how your Student Chapter can promote National Welding Month 
click here

Media Kit

Click here for promotional resources


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!

For more information on the scholarships and grants available, please visit  https://www.aws.org/foundation/page/scholarships

AWS Foundation Scholarships are for tuition, fees, books, supplies, or equipment required for the course of instruction. Scholarship awards will be sent directly to the academic or training institution

Careers in Welding

The Careers in Welding website is a great source of information on the many job opportunities available in the welding industry. For more information visit  www.careersinwelding.com.

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.

Today's Workforce In Welding 

AWS Inititaitives & Programs
Combating the Workforce Shortage 

2019 Welding Workforce Outlook
Projections, Trends, and Data

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.

Online Education Discounts 

AWS Online Learning seminars can help fill your downtime, teach you new skills (or brush up on old ones!) and in some cases, help you accrue PDHs.

* FREE* Online Safety in Welding Course
* Safety in Welding Course is free to view. For Certificate of Completion or PDHs, enrollment fee will be required.

*FREE* Dowload to the ANSI Z49.1 National Standard Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes


AWS Speakers Directory

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 Evelyn Andino at eandino@aws.org for assistance on accessing the AWS Speakers Directory.

Student Chapter Roster Request 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 Evelyn Andino Program Manager, Sections and Student Chapters to eandino@aws.org for any questions or concerns regarding your Student Chapter Roster.

AWS Student Chapter Member Award

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

AWS Logo

Please contact Evelyn Andino Prgram Manager for Sections and Student Chapters at eandino@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
JPG High Resolution Logo (1500 x 1500)
PNG High Resolution Logo (1500 x 1500)
PNG Low Resolution Logo (400 x 400)

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