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Become a Weld-Ed Educational or Industrial Affiliate and enjoy:

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  • Recieve important updates from the National Center for Welding Education and Training 

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Professional Development
Weld-Ed announces Professional Development offerings for Welding Educators - Registration Opens
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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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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.

Welding Education, Skills and Certifications Conference

July 23-25, 2014
Ivy Tech Community College
Indianapolis, IN

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Join with welding education visionaries this summer to learn how your institution can be integrated into the future of welding workforce training and employment. The American Welding Society and leaders from industry’s most respected employers and labor experts–including Siemens, Lincoln, Iron Workers and UA–will help attendees gain new insights, exchange ideas, and solve problems specific to your technical program and local needs.

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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.

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   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.