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2nd Welding Education, Skills, and Certifications Conference and Seminar
July 13-16, 2015
Chattanooga State Community College
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This year’s conference is structured to provide an integrated and comprehensive overview on AWS standards, services, and best practices for welding career pathway education and credentialing. It is especially valuable for education & training institutions who are developing workforce supplier and testing services with industry, and their industrial partners. The American Welding Society and leaders from top training institutions, welding technology suppliers, and industry will help you gain new insights, share best practices, exchange ideas, and solve problems specific to your technical program and your local needs. This year’s conference will also feature a workshop to promote articulation along welding pathways, and new opportunities for apprentice programs for modern metal manufacturing.
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Professional Welders Competition
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For a $15 entry fee, you could win the grand prize at the Professional Welders Competition, sponsored by the American Welding Society. In addition to the $2,500 grand prize, a $1,000 second prize and a $500 third prize will be awarded. The top 12 competitors will win an AWS duffel bag. Each participant will receive an AWS T-shirt with logo.

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As boomers retire, demand for welders grows
The Herald-News via
Plainfield, Illinois, resident Ryan Kocka enjoys fabricating scrap metal as practice at a local trade school, knowing it will give him the skills needed for a high-demand industry. The 20-year-old student at Illinois Welding School in Romeoville wasn't interested in the work when he graduated high school, but he took a semester of welding at Joliet Junior College and found his calling.
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'Welding? What's that?' ask clueless, young jobseekers
The Telegraph
Half of young people don’t know what a welder’s job is, even fewer clearly understand what a glazier does and a dredger’s job is a mystery to most. This lack knowledge about the different trades available in the construction industry is preventing people from even considering a career in the sector, according to new research. How can you know is you want to do a job if you don't know what that job consists of or even whether it exists?
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Growing demand for welding experts and CDL drivers make for long wait lists at tech schools
Caddo Kiowa Technology Center via NewsOK
Skilled workers are in high demand in Oklahoma. However, growing demand for these jobs is straining ability of school’s like Caddo Tech to meet the needs unless the state or private industry invest into these programs to program offerings.
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Sparks fly at Boy Scouts welding event that could set world record
My Suburban Life
A gathering of 275 area Boy Scouts not only learned about welding recently at the ETI School of Skilled Trades in Willowbrook, Illinois. Pending official approval from the Guinness Book of World Records, they participated in the largest welding lesson ever. Boy Scouts of America Three Fires Council welding champion Walter Berkowicz organized the event to help the Scouts earn their welding merit badge and introduce them to an area of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
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What engineers need to know about Laser Screw Welding
LSW, short for Laser Screw Welding, is Toyota's latest technique in assembly line body welding. First used on the Lexus LS, the technique is as cool as its name. Watch the process in action in the video below.
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In Ohio, manufacturing is cool again
"Manufacturing is cool again." This sentiment expressed by Kenny McDonald, chief economic officer, Columbus 2020, exactly reflects that of one of Columbus, Ohio's newest manufacturers. Alex Frommeyer, 27, co-founder of Beam, which produces smart toothbrushes, was drawn to manufacturing.
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Odessa (Texas) College signs agreement with Lincoln Electric for its
welding program

Odessa American
Officials from Odessa (Texas) College and Lincoln Electric signed an agreement recently that will allow the college to receive new equipment for its welding program for each of the next three years to establish the Lincoln Electric Advanced Processes Lab. The lab will be the first of its kind in the nation and will help provide the newest and most advanced equipment for training students and area industries, according to a news release. The company will bring in new equipment each year, and at the end of the year, sell it as demo equipment and replace it with the latest version, said Jim Mossman, welding department chairman.
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Why this Chicago manufacturer is hiring 300 in Gary, Indiana
Crain's Chicago Business
Edsal Manufacturing, a Chicago-based firm that makes a wide-range of shelving products, is opening a facility in Gary where it will hire 300 people. Edsal decided to open a new operation in the Indiana town because it is close to the company's operations in Chicago, according to CEO Bruce Saltzberg. He also cited the Hoosier state's right-to-work law, which makes it more difficult for unions to organize and keep members, as well as a state minimum wage that stands at $7.25 per hour, the federal minimum.
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Machinists ask NLRB to postpone union election at Boeing in South Carolina
There will be no election, at least this month. The machinists union recently asked the National Labor Relations Board to cancel an April 22 union election scheduled at Boeing Co.'s South Carolina assembly plant in North Charleston. In a statement on its website, the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) cited a "toxic environment and gross violations of workers' lawful organizing rights" as the reason behind the decision.
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First patented in 1935, the technique of Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) is still widely used in heavy industry because it enables high deposition rates and gives good quality results in welding thick material. For example, it is well-suited to the longitudinal and circumferential welds required in the manufacture of large cylindrical structures. One of the more recent uses of the SAW welding technique has been in the manufacture of the thick tubes known as monopiles for the offshore wind industry.
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University at Buffalo seeks federal funding to bolster manufacturing presence
Buffalo Business First
The University at Buffalo, New York, wants to be among 25 U.S. colleges and universities to receive $20 million in new federal funds to train the local manufacturing workforce. Announced April 17 at Praxair Inc. by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Reps. Brian Higgins, D-Buffalo, and Chris Collins, R-Clarence, the bipartisan Manufacturing Universities Act of 2015 is a bill created to bolster education and train the workforce to meet the evolving, high-tech demands of the manufacturing industry.
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