Research, Publications, and Presentations

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Publications

Access the following Weld-Ed publications on Amazon:

State of weldingindustry report:http://www.amazon.com/National-Welding-Industry-Report-ebook/dp/B005MXJK9M/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1317393296&sr=1-1

Weld-Ed book:http://www.amazon.com/Sparking-the-Future-ebook/dp/B005MXJLPK/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1317393296&sr=1-2

"The Welding Industry: A National Perspective on Workforce Trends and Challenges" - a report that provides a snapshot of the employment needs of the welding industry nationally as well as insights into the educational system in place to meet those needs.

"The Welding Industry: A Regional Perspective on Workforce Trends and Challenges" - a report that provides a snapshot of the employment needs of the welding industry by selected Weld-Ed regions as well as insights into the educational system in place to meet those needs.

Careers in Welding - InDemand 
“Careers in Welding” Weld-Ed and American Welding Society publication guiding students to career opportunities.

 

Presentations 

"Aligning NSF Advanced Technology Education (ATE) Center Programs with the Workforce System" - A presentation that tells the story of Weld-Ed's effort to utilize Skill Panels in trying to gather forward data regarding the welding and materials joining industry. Presented at the 2008 NCATC and NCPN conferences.

"Beyond the Sparks - The Weld-Ed Mission" - This talks about Weld-Ed and it mission to assist the welding and materials joining industry. (To receive a copy, email  at weld-ed@lorainccc.edu)

"2007 Weld-Ed Accomplishments" - a review of the accomplishments Weld-Ed made in its first year of existance (July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008)

"Virtual Welding Trainers" - a presentation designed to be an overview of the new wave of virtual welding trainers and specifically the units designed by VR Sim. Presented at the 2008 FabTech / AWS Show in Las Vegas, NV in October 2008.

"Using Skills Panels in Addressing Industry Needs" - Weld-Ed is using the concept of Skill Panels to develop demand-driven services for industry. This presentations lays out what the panel process is and how Weld-Ed is using the skill panel approach in the welding and materials joining industry. Presented at the 2008 FabTech / AWS Show in Las Vegas, NV in October 2008.