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American Welding Society Launches "AWS Certified"



Welding is among the most crucial and essential skilled trades that impact everyday life, yet the number of skilled welding technicians and professionals continue to decrease. To impact this decline, the American Welding Society has launched a new initiative targeting students and early career welders, titled "AWS Certified."

"Becoming AWS Certified ensures that as the next generation of our welding workforce is developed, the integrity of how welding processes and procedures are performed will remain as consistent as our century-young organization," said a spokesperson.

The spokesperson continued, "For over a century, AWS has been the leader in the advancement and standardization of welding and allied joining and cutting practices, and those who have been in the welding industry understand the value of an AWS Certification credential. However, younger generations may not see the necessity of certification so early in their careers. The AWS Certified initiative shines a light on the importance of obtaining AWS Certifications."

"Members of the welding community genuinely care about the technology and skill sets required to inspect welds and weld correctly, and they are eager to learn more about the intricacies of their trade. Each AWS Certification they get is a badge of honor," said Denny Smith, Managing Director, Certification.

 AWS is best known for the Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) credential, and to date, there are over 40,000 CWIs worldwide. But AWS has 10 more certifications, each one focusing on a different specialty or career path that is critical in the welding industry. Other certifications include Certified Welding Supervisor (CWS), Certified Welding Educator (CWE), Certified Welding Engineer (CWEng), Certified Welding Sales Representative (CWSR) and Certified Resistance Welding Technician (CRWT).

For more information contact:

American Welding Society

8669 NW 36 Street, #130

Miami, FL 33166-6672

800-443-9353 / 305-443-9353

www.aws.org/certified

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