Section News and Events

April 2014 Meeting

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Tour of Jesse Engineering Event Summary

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Job Opening

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A Very Important Announcement

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March 2014 Meeting

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2013-2014 Board Members

Sjon Delmore
CK Worldwide
3501 "C" St.
Auburn, WA 98002
P: (253) 350-4241
Vice Chairman
Ken Mabus
Pacific Welding Supplies
2902 So "M" St.
Tacoma, WA 98409
P: (253) 606-5899
Scott Roswold
545 So. Lander St.
Seattle, WA
P: (360) 340-0414
Marvin Nitta
Jesse Engineering
1840 Marineview Dr NE
Tacoma, WA 98422
P: (253) 549-6008
Program Chair
AWS Library Chair

Jim Behee
Bates Technical College
2201 So. 78th St.
Tacoma, WA 98409
P: (253) 680-7455
Education Chair
Rick Huston
Bates Technical College
2201 So. 78th St.
Tacoma, WA 98409
P: (253) 680-7456
Website Chair

Jeff Knudsvig
CK Worldwide
3501 "C" St.
Auburn, WA 98002
P: (800) 426-0877
Publicity Chair
John Powers
TEC Welding Sales
3640 "C" St
Auburn,WA 98002
P: (253) 874-5340


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.


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


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.


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


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