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Welders night

CENTRAL MASS/RHODE ISLAND Welcomes you to join us for welders night Thursday February 16th @ 6:00 at Greater New Bedford Ma. 02745

Welcome to the new website!!!!!!!!

We are trying to get this website up and running to keep the section members informed about what is going on in our section.

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2014-2015 Board Members

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

AWS News and Events

Welder Finds Inspiration In Superheroes

When it comes to finding appreciation for the art of welding, David Landon doesn’t have to look any further than Hollywood. LEARN MORE

AWS Sections, please share this article originally posted on the front page of the Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan on your Facebook pages and with your friends and family.

CWI Pre-Seminar/Seminar Combo Promo

Today, AWS announces a new pilot program designed to not only help you get a head start on your CWI prep, but also save you money. LEARN MORE

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

AWS Weldlink

You can now create your free profile on WeldLink! This is the future of job searching, planning, and management for welders around the world. Sign up today and get started! REGISTER NOW

Excellence in Welding Awards

The Excellence in Welding Awards (formerly Image of Welding Awards) are issued in nine categories. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have shown exemplary dedication to promoting the image of welding in their communities. Nominations will be judged by WEMCO, a standing committee of AWS, which is composed of executives of welding industry suppliers to promote the welding equipment market. Enhancing the image of welding as a critical industry is among their priority programs. NOMINATE NOW

April 2015 is National Welding Month

2015 AWS President Dave Landon addresses AWS Sections about National Welding Month. VIEW VIDEO

2015 AWS President Dave Landon Talks WeldLink

WeldLink is the ultimate career planning and management system specifically designed to bring together individuals, businesses, and schools in the welding industry. Get a sneak peek at the new website. VIEW VIDEO

2015 AWS Seminar Schedule

Hot off the press! The 2015 AWS Seminar Schedule is now available. Look for one in your area and sign up today.


Visit the page! LEARN MORE


For the person interested in taking their welding career to the next level, SkillsUSA is an amazing asset. Their regional, state, and national competitions offer the chance to hone your skills while you compete against others. And more than that, each competition offers a scholarship to the winner. VIEW VIDEO


This video looks at just some of the exciting careers options available to women (and men) who decide to invest their time in the study of welding. VIEW VIDEO