Section News and Events

5th Annual Student Weldoff - January 15, 2016

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November 2015 Meeting

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October 2015 Meeting

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May 2015 Meeting

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4th Annual Student Welding Competition - January 16, 2015

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Section News and Events Archives

2014-2015 Board Members

Robyn Westphal
Chairman
Columbia, SC
803-445-7943
Tommy Dowd
1st Vice Chairman
West Columbia, SC
803-397-7788
Kevin Gratton
2nd Vice Chairman
Elgin, SC
803-917-5597
Kevin Rawlins
Secretary
Edgefield, SC
803-634-1684

AWS News and Events

Welding Thunder 2016

The 5th annual WELDERS WITHOUT BORDERS: WELDING THUNDER TEAM FABRICATION COMPETITION will be held in Las Vegas this November as part of the 2016 FABTECH show. Thank you AWS District 21 for being this year’s sponsor. VIEW THE WELDING THUNDER 2016 PAGE


#ThisIsMyWeld Contest for National Welding Month

AWS followers can upload pictures directly to the contest page through Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtag #ThisIsMyWeld and tagging AWS. Followers of all three channels can then vote on their favorite photo. The contest page will aggregate all the photos and use a voting system. The top three voted photos at the end of the month will win a prize. First place: Lincoln Helmet, 2nd place: Welding Handbook, 3rd place: Metallurgy Book from the AWS bookstore. VIEW THE CONTEST PAGE


April 2016 is National Welding Month

2016 AWS President David L. McQuaid addresses AWS Sections about National Welding Month. VIEW VIDEO


Welder Training Scholarships (US & Canada)

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






2016 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.  VIEW UPCOMING SCHEDULE


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.


Compilation

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


WOMEN IN WELDING

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