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2015-2016 Board Members

SECTION OFFICERS

Clay Byron
Chair
(251) 802-3265
clay.byron@millerwelds.com

Gary Williams
1st Vice Chair
(251) 434-8000
gary.williams@austalusa.com

Tim DeVargas
2nd Vice Chair
Student Affairs
(251) 221-5431
faulknerweld@yahoo.com

Brenda Amos
Secretary
(251) 378-4162
brendaa@wescoweld.com

Ben Catchot
Treasurer
(251) 895-7996
bencatchot@yahoo.com

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Jerry Betts
Scholarship Chair
jerrybetts57@gmail.com

Johnny Dedeaux
Program Committee Chair
dedeaux_j@bellsouth.net

Jackie Morris
Certification Chair
Technical Representative
morris-jackie@att.net

Eleanor Ezell
Membership Chair
eleanorezell@comcast.net

Mike Barnett
Public Relations
mikeb@wescoweld.com

Ron Pierce
Foundation Representative
rpierce@wescoweld.com

Michael Zoghby
Webmaster
michael.zoghby@johnhcarter.com

Branden Muehlbrandt
Image of Welding
branden_muehlbrandt@lincolnelectric.com

Date Updated: 10/13/15


AWS News and Events

Forbes - Economy's Tragic Mismatch - July 26, 2016

It is a very insightful article that points out that the lack of skilled labor is the major problem facing our future needs by businesses in the US. A focus of the article is placed by Mr. Karlgaard on welders and the shortage of skilled welders needed for the future. It is very important that the focus on skills training and the skills trades are receiving coverage and exposure at this level.

As all of you know, it is a real effort we have at AWS and the AWS Foundation to focus more resources and scholarships for welding training. Articles such as this substantiate that our focus is on target for industry needs in the US.

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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.

  • Lasers Conference
    August 29-30, 2016 / San Francisco, California
    Register by August 9th and save $100 on Early Bird Registration

VIEW FULL CONFERENCES SCHEDULE


Big Bend Community College Student Chapter Builds Battering Ram for Police Armored Vehicle

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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


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



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.

 


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