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Title: THIS IS AWS


1
THIS IS AWS
  • The Primary Source for the Welding and Materials
    Joining Community

2
Overview
  • AWS
  • Welding Industry
  • Publications
  • Certification
  • Education
  • Foundation
  • FABTECH Show
  • Conferences Seminars

3
AWS
4
Mission
  • Our mission is to advance the science,
    technology and application of welding and allied
    joining and cutting processes worldwide,
    including brazing, soldering and thermal
    spraying.

5
Who We Are
  • Founded in 1919
  • AWS is the largest organization in the
  • world dedicated to the welding industry
  • AWS serves nearly 70,000 members
  • worldwide and in 2012 moved to a new
  • global headquarters building in Doral, Fla.
  • to better serve its growing membership
  • We are
  • Business and Industry
  • Engineers
  • Welders
  • Educators

6
Who We Are
  • A standards-developing organization that
    produces AWS
    practices, standards,
    product specifications, and
    guidelines.
  • An advocate for American methods and practices in
    the development of critical international
    standards through the International
    Standardization Organization (ISO).
  • A volunteer-led organization governed by an
    enthusiastic, committed board of directors that
    oversees the activities of more than 160 local
    Sections around the world more than 200
    technical committees and an expert staff of more
    than 100 at AWS headquarters.

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What We Do
  • AWSs strategic goal is to support the
  • industry by providing
  • Membership
  • Certification
  • Education
  • Conference/Seminars
  • Annual Exposition
  • Foundation and Scholarships
  • Publications, Codes and Standards and Periodicals
  • Interactive Website

8
WELDING INDUSTRY
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Importance to Manufacturing
  • Welding plays a key role in the manufacturing
    challenge
  • Welding is a key contributor to
  • Heavy Manufacturing
  • Light Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Transportation
  • Electronic/Medical
  • Maintenance Repair
  • Energy

10
Career Paths
  • Welder
  • Extensive and growing job variety
  • Engineers
  • Researchers
  • Business Owner
  • Educator
  • Salesperson
  • Machine Operator
  • Underwater Welder
  • Brazer
  • Robotic Arc Welding Technician/Operator
  • Radiographic Interpreter
  • Inspector
  • Maintenance and Repair Technology
  • Consultant

11
The Need Grows
  • Advancing manufacturing technology creates more
    uses for welding in the workplace and is
    expanding opportunities.
  • Increased emphasis on certification, which
    ensures quality.
  • Computer skills are required for welding
    professionals responsible for programming welding
    robots, lasers, and systems.
  • New materials are creating a greater need for a
    highly educated and innovative welder workforce.
  • Automation reinforces the need for skilled
    machine operators.
  • US industries face foreign competition and
    require competitive welding techniques and
    skilled operators to stay viable.
  • Skilled welders are needed to renew the countrys
    aging infrastructure.

12
PUBLICATIONS
13
Publications
Get in the know with AWSs Welding Journal and
Inspection Trends.
The monthly Welding Journal is received by all
AWS members. It contains feature articles on
practical and applied welding technology,
peer-reviewed welding research, new products,
industry news, developing technologies, safety,
and AWS activities and programs.
The quarterly Inspection Trends serves the
nondestructive examination industry, including
more than 25,000 active Certified Welding
Inspectors.
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Publications
  • The Welding Journal EN ESPAÑOL is published
  • quarterly by AWS and is the leading welding
    magazine
  • In in Latin America.
  • In 2011, The Welding Journal EM PORTUGUES
  • echnology, was introduced to serve the
    growing market in Brazil.

15
Publications
  • AWS is your primary information source a
    clearinghouse of expert welding knowledge you
    cant get anywhere else. Our core competency is
    gathering and disseminating information on
    welding and allied processes.
  • We publish more than 230 technical documents for
    the welding industry, including one of the
    worlds most widely used standards, D1.1/D1.1M,
    Structural Welding CodeSteel.

16
CERTIFICATION
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Certifications
  • Your successful career is based on professional
    credibility. It brings value, higher pay, job
    security, and recognition as one of the
    industrys elite.
  • AWS conducts preparatory seminars throughout the
    U.S. and around the world, and has certified more
    than 60,000 CWIs since the programs launch in
    1976.
  • AWS offers certification in the following
    categories
  • Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)
  • Certified Welder
  • Certified Radiographic Interpreter (CRI)
  • Certified Welding Educator (CWE)
  • Certified Welding Engineer (CWEng)
  • Certified Welding Supervisor (CWS)
  • Certified Robotic Arc Welder (CRAW)
  • Certified Welding Sales Representative (CWSR)
  • Certified Welding Fabricator (CWF)

18
EDUCATION
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Education
  • We support welding education and research at all
    levels, from children in 4-H Club programs to
    high school students, and those seeking two-year
    technical degrees, bachelors and graduate
    degrees, as well as professionals in continuing
    education programs.

AWS education initiatives include skills-based
training and advanced metallurgy and welding
technology. These programs encompass all
conceivable aspects of the science and art of
welding.
20
Education
  • S.E.N.S.E. (Schools Excelling through National
    Skills Education) offers administrative standards
    and curriculum guidelines for the qualification
    of entry-level, advanced, and expert welders in
    high schools and colleges.
  • Recognized by the National Skill Standards Board.
  • Of the 800-plus S.E.N.S.E. participating
    organizations, more than 450 schools also are
    Educational Institution Members of AWS.

21
Education
American Welding Online (AWO), the American
Welding Society's new virtual learning
environment, offers an array of interactive
seminars, endorsements and tools for
practitioners, students, educators, and
professionals, advancing the art and science of
welding by engaging learners through a dynamic,
modern and effective learning platform.
22
FOUNDATION
23
Foundation
  • Founded in 1989 to promote welding education
  • Promotes the study of welding and joining with
    scholarships and fellowships
  • Grants 250,000 per year in scholarships
  • Collaborates with local training facilities,
    junior colleges, colleges and universities to
    provide trained, certified workers to help
    satisfy local workforce needs
  • Connects companies with end-user training
    institutions, junior colleges, and universities
    that can provide them with long-term quality
    employees

24
Foundation
  • The AWS Careers in Welding Trailer is sponsored
    by Lincoln Electric and travels the country
    promoting welding careers.
  • The 53-foot, single expandable trailer features
    650 square feet of exhibit space, five Lincoln
    VRTEX 360 simulator stations, educational
    exhibits, and scholarship and training
    information.

25
Fund Sources
  • Individual contributor Named scholarship (e.g.,
    Donald F. Hastings scholarship)
  • Corporate contributor Named scholarship (e.g.,
    Hypertherm Scholarship)
  • AWS Sections, Individuals and Corporations
    contribute to the endowment
  • Earnings of the endowment are used to fund
    students as chosen by the Education Scholarship
    Committee

26
From Modest Beginnings
  • In 1991, there was one fellowship for 20,000
  • In 2012, there were more than 450 recipients, and
    over 423,000 with fellowships
  • Total of 4,350 students, over 5.5 million in 22
    years.

27
FABTECH SHOW
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FABTECH Show
  • Leading trade show for welding and cutting,
    forming and fabricating, tubing and piping, and
    stamping and finishing.
  • Partnership with Society of Manufacturing
    Engineers, the Fabricators and Manufacturers
    Association, the Precision Metalforming
    Association, and the Chemical Coaters Association
    International.
  • The expo showcases new products and technological
    advances, accompanied by an extensive array of
    AWS conferences, seminars, workshops, and Society
    meetings.

29
FABTECH Canada
  • Launched in 2012, FABTECH Canada is the only
    exclusive fabricating, welding and metal forming
    event in Canada.
  • Next show in March of 2014 in Toronto.

30
AWS Weldmex
  • The largest trade show in Latin America to bring
    together the welding, metalworking and
    fabrication industries.
  • Co-located with FABTECH Mexico
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME),
  • the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association
  • (FMA), and the Precision Metalforming
    Association (PMA).
  • Show alternates annually between Monterrey and
    Mexico City.

31
Conferences Seminars
AWS Conferences and Seminars offer a wealth of
practical guidance for welders, supervisors,
technicians, engineers, and managers who oversee
welding and allied processes.
Thousands of welding professionals from across
the globe attend AWS events to stay on the
cutting edge of the industry, form new business
relationships, problem-solve, share best
practices, and find new procedures and processes
that will improve their operations.
32
Contact Information
The essential membership organization for the
welding and joining industry.
www.aws.org
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