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Danielle Jappah
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Whether you’re at home, work, the library or the local McDonalds, the only restriction to AWS Online Training Programs is internet access. Complete with welding seminars, certification testing, virtual AWS Conferences, SENSE Welding classes and more, AWS Online Training Programs are a convenient and less expensive solution to welding education. See the video below for a few points about AWS Online Training Programs. Latest Seminar/Certification The Online Certified Welding Sales Representative Seminar is perfect for distributors, manufacturers, sales people and other professionals who want to gain technical knowledge of welding consumables, equipment, methodology, principles and variables. Time: The seminar is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2012 at Welding Resources and Tips
The national PR campaign for welding has begun; now’s the time to pitch in. April Is National Welding Month from American Welding Society on Vimeo. April is National Welding Month and in order to bring awareness about the welding profession, the local sections of the AWS will feature special meetings specifically to introduce young adults to all that the welding field has to offer. Check out this message on National Welding Month from AWS President Bill Rice. Click here to find your local AWS section. Another way the AWS is promoting welding is by donating 50 student AWS memberships to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at Welding Resources and Tips
Feels like spring break just started – and for some people it has. Cap off the end of spring break (or the beginning) by catching up with the latest news on the welding industry, welding programs and more in this edition of the “Weekly Roundup.” Enjoy! Video Credit: Special News Lincoln Motorsports Welding Night encourages students to dream You hear the word 'dream' mentioned quite a bit at the annual Owens Community College Lincoln Motorsports Welding Night. Welding Industry Lincoln Electric Cautions on 2012 Tier 4 Welder Demand Based on the anticipated 2013 price increases, Lincoln Electric cautions against... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2012 at Welding Resources and Tips
After the excitement of March Madness, let welding sparks light up the month of April. Massachusetts residents are in luck; three out of the four welding events below take place around Bean Town. Enjoy! I didn’t include events that already took place or are no longer open for registration. Picture Credit: Washington State Dept of Transportation via Flickr Welding Events in the United States Women-Only Welding, Adult – Jamaica Plain, MA “Learn multiple forms of welding including Oxy-Acetylene, Stick, MIG, and TIG, and explore cutting techniques such as flame, plasma, and others to create unique works of art in steel.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2012 at Welding Resources and Tips
If you’re like me, you spent the last few minutes of Friday night checking off one missing number after another. If you’re not like me, well then disregard the previous message. Putting lottery woes aside, sink into welding night, welding classes and more in this edition of the Weekly Roundup. Enjoy! Picture Credit: +++CoolValley+++ via Flickr Special News The Family That Welds Together, Stays Together Dave’s Welding Service is a family business. . . . He’s proud of the fact that they’ve been able to keep all their employees, even during challenging times. His employees appreciate it as well. Students... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2012 at Welding Resources and Tips
Welding is one of the top 10 deadliest jobs in Rhode Island… Chew on that for a minute. Owners of the 2006 Honda CR-V may learn the hard way what happens when welding goes wrong. Get the details on that story, Rhode Island welding and more in this edition of the Weekly Roundup. Enjoy! Picture Credit: +++CoolValley+++ via Flickr Special News How video games prepare kids for a bright future job … what many welders and sheet metal workers do now, in Wichita, one best places in the world to be a welder or sheet metal worker, is use digital... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2012 at Welding Resources and Tips
March Madness isn’t the only event underway; enhance your welding skills or start afresh when you gear up to join one of the new welding programs below (program details can be found in articles with orange headings). Those welding events and more form this edition of the Weekly Roundup. Enjoy! Picture Credit: Caleb via Flickr Special News Alcoa to Develop Enhanced Welding Techniques for the Navy Alcoa, a manufacturer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina, has received a $2.1 million contract from the U.S. Navy to develop advanced welding technologies to decrease aluminum-intensive shipbuilding costs. Welding, wildlife shape Nikiski... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2012 at Welding Resources and Tips
How many people can say they have a wedding ring they welded themselves? With custom workshops springing up around the country, the number just might rise. Catch up on that story, welding news concerning jobs, programs and more from the last week of February in this edition of the Weekly Roundup. Enjoy! Picture Credit: Jan Veldsink via Flickr Special News Hazel the welder also riveted with Rosie's WWII sisters Sioux City's Hazel Perrin did a bit of riveting like Rosie, the iconic working woman of World War II fame, but that wasn't her specialty at the time. The Rosalie, Neb.,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2012 at Welding Resources and Tips
A few months ago in Atlanta I ran into Tom Vilsack, our Secretary of Agriculture. Tom told me about a governor he knows who was unable to move forward on the construction of a new power plant. The reason, I thought, was fascinating: it wasn’t a lack of funds or a lack of support - it was a lack of qualified welders. Dirty Jobs Host Mike Rowe When Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs creator and host Mike Rowe addressed the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation last year, he painted a bleak picture of the current trades situation in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2012 at Welding Resources and Tips
In some US cities, welding jobs are so plentiful there are classes opening up just to train new people for the field. Set your eyes on the Welding Jobs section for more information on welding opportunities springing up around the country. That section and more make up this edition of the Roundup. Enjoy! Picture Credit: Official U.S. Navy Imagery via Flickr Special News Making a pitch to get more women into welding Less than one percent of certified welders in the U.S. are women, even though the job is described as high wage/high demand. That is something a local community... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2012 at Welding Resources and Tips
Are you ready for some football (I would be so much more interested were it my team playing for the Lombardi trophy)? Football fan or not, the Roundup is here to keep you company. Chew up the usual bag of tricks – welding events, welding jobs, etc. – this week as you countdown (or not) to the big game. Enjoy! Picture Credit: Moosicorn via Flickr Special News CAC welding professor Bob Suor earns the George Fridell Excellence in Teaching Award Robert Suor, full-time professor of welding at Central Arizona College since 1999, has been named one of five recipients of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2012 at Welding Resources and Tips
You have the skills, the tools and the time to get the job done, but you don’t know how to sell yourself. Are you looking to get a little edge on the other welders in your area? Here are a few easy, cheap and helpful ways to get your name out there. Business Cards - Don’t skip this section! Seriously! You probably think I’m about to go on and on about the importance of having a business card. Well yes, it is important to have a business card but that’s not the topic of this section. Use your business card... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2012 at Welding Resources and Tips
The man has over 100 cars, about 90 motorcycles and enough “Benjamins” in his pockets to continue buying more. Treasures aside, what Jay Leno doesn’t have is extensive welding knowledge. In a bid to learn more about MIG and TIG welding, Jay hooked up with Airgas engineer Ken Kosiorek on Under the Hood, an online video series with Bernard Juchli, Leno’s top guy. This video is one of many on Jay Leno’s Garage, a website featuring articles, blogs, photos, videos and more on Leno’s extensive auto collection. *Transcript follows Jay: Hi. Today’s Under the Hood segment is going to be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2012 at Welding Resources and Tips
Roundup regulars will notice the newest edition to our weekly news report: welding health. Articles related to welding health issues and solutions will go in this section of the roundup. Welding health aside, be sure to check out the latest welding events, welding jobs and much more in this edition of the “Weekly Roundup.” Enjoy! Picture Credit: United States Marine Corps Official Page via Flickr Special News Welding mentors help people succeed When two seasoned welders met a couple of years ago, they wanted to find a way to help other people interested in the industry learn the skills. Booming... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2012 at Welding Resources and Tips
In the video below, welding artist Kevin Caron – we first introduced him in the blog post MIG Welding Tip for Beginners: Push or Lead the Puddle? – gives us some tips on how to get a good welding ground. The self-taught welding artist has a website featuring many more welding tips and tricks for welders of all skill levels. Check him out: Kevin shares how to get a good ground while welding aluminum as he works on a public art sculpture. In addition to a magnetic ground, he talks about how to use a spring clamp ground. Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2012 at Welding Resources and Tips
The welding jobs are out there; are you making the most of the opportunity? This article says it all: Who are manufacturers hiring? Answer: People with skills. Get more information on available welding jobs, new/upgraded welding programs and much more in this edition of the “Weekly Roundup.” Enjoy! Picture Credit: Official U.S. Navy Imagery via Flickr Welding Industry Welding and Gases Today launches professional networking group. Welding & Gases Today launched a new LinkedIn group, making it easier for members of the gases and welding industry to network in a professional setting and stay connected to the latest industry news.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2012 at Welding Resources and Tips
It’s the end of winter holidays and the beginning of NFL playoffs; January is here. Welding workshops, classes, exhibitions and more fill up the January welding calendar. Enjoy! I didn’t include events that already took place or are no longer open for registration. Picture Credit: Dan Moyle via Flickr Welding Events in the United States WELDING DEAL – Stonybrook Fine Arts: Half off jewelry making and welding workshops in Jamaica Plain – MA “Learn the basics of MIG welding while welding together pre-cut metal pieces to form a robot, dog, or other creature of your choice. No welding experience is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2012 at Welding Resources and Tips
Though the ‘Welding Gone Wrong’ section is busting at the seams, news about successful training centers and job prospects make the first roundup of 2012 a bright affair. Get your fill of those articles and more in this edition of the “Weekly Roundup.” Enjoy! Picture Credit: DVIDSHUB via Flickr Welding Jobs Northeast Nebraska needs welders, companies say There's a growing shortage of welders in northeast Nebraska, which is driving up wages and benefits and increasing the competition for reliable workers. LLCC to open Workforce Careers Center Kim Shirley, owner of Kim’s Auto Body, 312 North St., sees a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at Welding Resources and Tips
The welding world continued to churn out stories in the final week of 2011 while many of us celebrated last year away. Hope on the welding job front, students working towards a great welding future and much more make up this edition of the “Weekly Roundup.” Enjoy! Picture Credit: jbolles via Flickr Special News A woman teaches men more than just welding "I love this woman and I barely know her," said student Josh Hidalgo, 40, a former terminal operations supervisor at Los Angeles International Airport who hopes to launch a new career as a welder. "I would go to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2012 at Welding Resources and Tips
Everyone’s doing a countdown, so why not join in on all the obvious fun? We’ve covered so many welding topics this year – from welding robots, welding certification, welding events, and even welding poetry – and we're going to make 2012 just as diverse, informative, and entertaining as ever. From January to December, here’s our list of the top 24 Weld My World Posts of 2011: Picture Credit: By iUnique Fx © Via Flickr 3 Common Welding Mistakes To Avoid Welding on your own, that is without an instructor over your back and in your ear, is the ultimate goal... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2011 at Welding Resources and Tips
The chilly air is a problem for most of us during this time of the year (though I’m experiencing more rain than snow in my neck o’ the woods). Naturally, questions arise about how to handle cold weather when working on welding projects outdoors. Here are a few common winter welding situations and tips on how to handle them. Can my welder work in cold temperatures? Cold weather has the ability to damage welders, but many welders are built to be able to withstand cold temperatures. The best way to determine how your welder will work in cold weather is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2011 at Welding Resources and Tips
New and improved welding programs continue to pop up all around this country – further proof that welding is not a dying profession. Chow down on info about welding jobs, welding schools and more in this edition of the “Weekly Roundup.” Enjoy! Picture Credit: DVIDSHUB via Flickr Special News Newark welder mixes art and practicality There's a dragon in Dan McCauley's front yard. It is joined by a giant scorpion, a crayfish and a dragonfly, all conglomerations of rusty metal pipes, old farm machinery and miscellaneous motorcycle parts that have been welded together in a way that makes them much... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2011 at Welding Resources and Tips
In one form or another welders have had to deal with some pretty interesting attitudes towards the welding profession. Some people think welding is a low-paying job. Others think there isn’t much diversity to being a welder. Even more interesting for women welders is this common remark: “Really? You’re a welder?” It seems no matter how much the profession has progressed, there are (at the very least) 5 persistent myths about welding. Picture Credit: Jay Mann via Flickr Welding is a low-paying profession This myth suffers from the stigma surrounding all blue-collar jobs. Despite evidence to the contrary (see the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2011 at Welding Resources and Tips
We covered various welding topics in the month of November. Welding retirement, freelance welding, the best safety gear to wear and more. Check out our list of the Weld My World posts from last month (sorted by category then by date posted). Picture Credit: Rick Harris via Flickr Baker's Bargains Now Is the Time to Pick Up New Welding Gloves Lincoln Viking Welding Helmets – Free Shipping on Select Items! General Welding Tips, Resources Welding with your Smartphone, 8 Best Apps for Welders Welding Flanges to Pipe Common GMAW Welding Problems and Their Solutions Tips for Measuring a Fillet Weld... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2011 at Welding Resources and Tips
Doron Ofir Casting is on the hunt for real-life Wonder Women who fill the roles of Wendy the Welder, Rosie the Riveter, Mining Michelle, Long Shore Lucy, Oil Rig Rachel, and Sewer Sarah on a daily basis. Finally get some recognition for your contribution as a blue-collar worker. From the website: From gals who have the guts to work as morticians to real life female roughnecks who trade in their high heels for hard hats, we're seeking a wide range of women who all share a passion for their dirty jobs and make no bones about it. Whether knee deep... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2011 at Welding Resources and Tips