Section News and Events

September 2017 Meeting Announcement

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June 2015 Meeting [EVENT SUMMARY]

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SkillsUSA Competition in Arkansas

The competition will be April 18-20, 2011. Click “Read More” for more details.

Section News and Events Archives

2013-2014 Board Members

Dennis Pickering
Arkansas Career Training Institute
105 Reserve Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71902
(501) 701-6275
Vice Chairman
Jimmy Brewer
#155 United Associsation of Plumber & Pipe Fitters
Little Rock, AR
(501) 472-1844
Robert Hlass
Lincoln Electric Co.
915 Oak St., Suite 119
Conway, AR 72032
(501) 764-0480

AWS News and Events

2018 Upcoming CWI Seminar/Exam

  • CWI Seminar prices will increase starting April 1st, 2018
    Register now to lock in current pricing and SAVE $200


2017 District Conferences – Staff Report

  • Overall, when compared to the welding industry, the American Welding Society had a reasonably good year in 2016. We want to thank our Volunteers and Staff for their devoted efforts in making AWS successful.



Welder Training Scholarships

Welder Training Scholarships are available to AWS Districts to provide funds to students seeking welder training through a trade school, community college, or other facility providing welder training programs, such as Tulsa Welding School and Hobart Institute of Welding Technology; or for an AWS Certified Welder (CW) seminar.
    AWS Welder Training Scholarship Overview
    Welder Training Scholarship Application

Diversity in Welding: Welders in the Spotlight Videos

Learn about the inspiring stories of four welders in the welding community.


Sydnee Brey

Samuel Torres

Bobby Counts

Roman Weasel