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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.

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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

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

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.

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


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
Comabting 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


Student Chapter Newsletter

Links to past Student Chapter Newsletters will be posted here.

Student Chapter Solutions Conversations

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

Mark your calendars for the next Student Chapter Solutions Conversation

February Topic: "Service Learning"
Date & Time: February 17, 2021 - 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Guest Presenter: Evelyn Andino and Darrill A. Gaschler


Recordings of Past Conversations:

Wednesday, January 20, 2021-  "Applying for AWS Scholarships: A Little Insight for a Big Payoff" Guest Presenter- Chelsey Morris 

Listen as former Education and Scholarship Committee member and past North Texas Chair, Chelsey Morris digs into the Scholarship application process on this step by step guide webinar.

Click here to watch the recording of the January 2021 Student Chapter Solutions Conversation

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - AWS Foundation Scholarships
Whitney Minor, AWS Foundation Program Administrator shares the different Scholarship options and tips for those who apply.

Click here to watch the recording of the November AWS Student Chapter Conversation.

Wed, Sep 9, 2020 - News from AWS HQ + Guest Presenter Claudia Freed, CEO of EALgreen.
EALgreen connects companies with excess inventory to colleges and universities in need of supplies and equipment. Higher education partners’ acquisitions generate scholarships for students with financial need based on the dollar value of the discounts EAL, a nonprofit, extends to its campus network.
Watch the recording of the September AWS Student Chapter Conversation.

Wed, October 21, 2020- News from AWS HQ+ Guest Presenter Evelyn Andino, Program Manager, Sections & Student Chapters and Darrill A. Gaschler, Sr. Manager Sections & Student Chapters.

Topic: "What is your AWS Student Chapter doing, and what can AWS do for you?"
Highlight of New Resources and Tools such as the AWS Student Chapter Jump Start Kit, AWS Student Chapter Helmet Giveaway campaign and much more. 

Watch the recording of the October AWS Student Chapter Conversation. 


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 Annual Report

AWS Student Chapter Annual Report template forms are available below.

Please be advised: Due to COVID-19 Student Chapter Annual Reports are now due by August 15, 2020. All Chapters who submit a complete or incomplete report will be eligible to receive this year's anniversary payment in the amount of $250.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this years Student Chapter Annual Report, please contact Evelyn Andino at eandino@aws.org

The 2019-2020 Student Chapter Report is now available online. To access this year's Student Chapter Annual Report please click the link below.

2019-2020 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.

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
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