Career Development

Network Locally with the American Welding Society

If you have been looking to get involved in the welding community and network, then you should be looking at AWS’ Sections.

AWS as an active chapter in every state, they’re the foundation of AWS;  these locally-based groups shape the continued strength and advancement of our global organization and the welding industry in general.

Find Your Section Here

Discover many advantages of AWS section meetings and activities:

  • Fresh thinking. Need new ideas to help you achieve your goals; work smarter or generate more efficient results? Sections are a great resource to break out of your rut and get fresh input from a variety of people with different perspectives and experiences.
  • Connections. You’ll find many opportunities to network with your fellow professionals and forge mutually-rewarding business and professional relationships.
  • Practical advice. If you’re facing challenging business or career issues, seek out Section members with years of experience: their insights and advice could save you a lot of wasted time, money and mistakes.
  • Professional development. You can earn continuing education hours by attending your Section’s technical meetings, as well as other planned activities like educational seminars, plant tours, social events, student programs, community projects and more.
  • Camaraderie. Most people really enjoy AWS Section activities and often forming lasting friendships based upon the mutual interests and experiences we all share as welding industry professionals.

If you want to find out more information about an AWS Section specifically, they each have a dedicated website, you can find them in this list.

We encourage you to reach out to your local Section officer with any questions you have about becoming an active member. Please keep in mind that to participate in an AWS section you need to have an active AWS membership; you can find all the information you need to become a member here, as well as all the benefits.

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