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Don Drake

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May 2016 Meeting

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Scholarship Fundraiser - June 25, 2016

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April 2016 Meeting

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Interactive Open House - April 7, 2016

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Section News and Events Archives

2015-2016 Board Members

Paul Stanglin – Section Chairman / Scholarship Chairman
Ernest Levert – First Vice Chairman / AWS National President 2002 - 2003
James Stephens – Secretary
Donnie Williams – Treasurer
Date Updated: November 6, 2015


AWS December 2014 Silent Auction Donors

The following organizations made donations to this auction:
Grande Truck & Equipment of San Antonio - Co-sponsor
Peco Facet of Mineral Wells - Co-sponsor

Astra Sheet Metal
Bond Equipment Company
CoolStuff
ESAB Welding and Cutting Products
Fastenal of Irving
Garland Welding Supply
Holt Cat of Irving
Home Depot - South Irving
Humperdinks
Lincloln Electric Company
Magid Glove
MHC Kenworth of Dallas
Miller Welding Company
Red Wing Shoes of Irving
Rush Peterbilt of Irving Thermal Dynamics Automation
Trinity Industries, Inc.
Victor Technologies 

Date posted: November 6, 2015


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