Section News and Events

[EVENT SUMMARY] May 5, 2017 ABC Testing Inc. Tour

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19TH Annual Notch Pipe Welding Challenge/ March 2017 [EVENT SUMMARY]

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February 2017 [EVENT SUMMARY]

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[EVENT SUMMARY] October 2016 Meeting

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[EVENT SUMMARY] September 2016 Meeting

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2014-2015 Board Members

Chair
Brendon Pequita
Greater New Bedford Vo-Tech High School
1121 Ashley Blvd.
New Bedford, MA 02745
P: (508) 763-3504
E: bpequita@gnbvt.edu
1st Vice Chair
Certification Chair
Timothy Kinnaman
T. C. Kinnaman Welding Solutions
211 Liberty Ln
West Kingston, RI 02892
P: (401) 323-0535
E: tckinnaman@gmail.com
2nd Vice Chair
Paul Mendez
Greater New Bedford Vo-Tech High School
1121 Ashley Blvd.
New Bedford, MA 02745
P: (508) 992-4903
E: vtfootball68@aol.com
Secretary
Treasurer
Douglas A. Desrochers
Old Colony RVTHS
476 North Avenue
Rochester, MA 02770
P: (508) 763-8011 x 135
E: dadaws@comcast.net

AWS News and Events

2017 AWS Conferences

Quality educational materials – and welding conferences in particular – are just one way your membership serves you. By presenting the latest technology, cutting-edge topics, and industry experts, AWS puts the key to industry expertise and advancement in its members’ hands. Rely on AWS to bring you the highest quality conferences in the welding industry.

  • FABTECH - Thermal Spray Coating
    November 6, 2017 / Chicago, Ilinois
  • This group will discuss most aspects of thermal spray coatings including thermal spray processes, equipment, pre and post treatment, applications, and industry usage. Processes covered will include flame spray (powder, wire, and rod), detonation spray, high velocity oxy/fuel spray (HVOF), cold spray, plasma spray, and twin wire electric arc spray.

  • FABTECH - RWMA Resistance Welding School
    November 7-8, 2017 / Chicago, Ilinois
  • RWMA offers this intensive two-day course about the basics of resistance welding once a year. The school is designed to give operators, production supervisors, engineers, and others the opportunity to study, better understand, and further their knowledge in the theory, applications, and equipment used in the resistance welding process.

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2017-18 Upcoming CWI Seminar/Exam

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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.

VIEW FULL REPORT HERE


Scholarships

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.


Compilation

Sydnee Brey

Samuel Torres


Bobby Counts

Roman Weasel