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Professional Development
Weld-Ed announces Professional Development offerings for Welding Educators
New schedule coming in November.

The American Welding Society (AWS) has scholarship opportunities for students in 4-year degree programs, and students at trade/technical schools, community colleges and universities.
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AWS Schoarship Flyer


Welding Report
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Forging ahead: Girls keep spirit of Rosie the Riveter alive
Rosie the Riveter inspired women to take manufacturing jobs to help the defense effort during World War II. More than 60 years later, Rosie is inspiring young women to try welding and other trades at a summer camp sponsored by the Weld-Ed Center of Lorain County Community College. Learn more.
Weld-Ed Regional Center Success Story
On the campus of NDSCS in Wahpeton, students and faculty are getting ready to celebrate more than just an upcoming graduation. When 20-year old Jordan Kay enrolled in the welding program, there was some question as to how a student with paralysis could manage. View video.

The National Center for Welding Education and Training is a dynamic partnership between business and industry, community and technical colleges, universities, the American Welding Society and government. The Center is doing business as Weld-Ed through funding support from the National Science Foundation.

Weld-Ed is located in the Nord Advanced Technology Center at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio. The Weld-Ed portion of the facility is redesigned to include modern welding lab facilities, new classrooms and offices to support the operation. The lab facilities are being built using modern technology in the materials joining industry through partnerships with the major welding equipment and supply manufacturers.

FABTECH Welding Educator’s Conference
November 12, Atlanta, GA 

Click here for 2014 FABTECH schedule.

Click here to download FABTECH presentation.

Welding in the News

This Way Up: Mobility in America - This Wallstreet Journal article tells the story of Americans who prosper in careers with technical or practical training.

Click here to read the article.

Jay Leno Visits the Careers in Welding Trailer



   This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0703018

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.