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Denver trade program seeks women to address skills gap
KUSA-TV
With fire and sparks dancing around her work station, Jessica Schechter is part of a group that's too few in schools across the country. "I think it's especially important for women to understand how it's very possible to do this," Schechter said. She is one of only four women in the Community College of Denver's welding program.
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2015 International Brazing & Soldering Conference
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April 19-22, 2015
Long Beach, California

Now in its 6th Year, the IBSC remains the premier event for the brazing and soldering community. For years, the IBSC has provided professionals, scientists and engineers involved in the research, development and application of brazing and soldering, a unique networking and idea-exchange forum. This four-day conference provides cutting-edge education and technical programming for the brazing and soldering community, as well as peer-networking and a full exhibit program, showcasing the latest trends, products, processes and techniques available in the industry.

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Cladding Conference
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May 12–13, 2015
The Marquette Hotel
Minneapolis, MN

The use of cladding to protect structures from corrosion is growing by leaps and bounds. Weld cladding is a cost effective way to prepare structures and piping for applications such as sour gas, chemical reactors and storage vessels, high temperature power generation equipment, transition joints, and repair. Topics include hot-wire weld cladding, roll bonding, explosive cladding, nanocomposite material, strip cladding, the role of lasers, new materials and more that make cladding a competitive solution. Come network with experts who can help you select the preferred process and materials for your applications.

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The American Welding Society, a non-­profit organization dedicated to advancing the science of welding, has revamped its website, www.aws.org, to enrich visitor experience by creating customization and delivering full content and functionality across all devices.

The new AWS website has been designed to give visitors the ability to customize the website to fit their individual needs, whether they are a student looking to see where they can take welding classes, a seasoned professional looking for conferences and certifications to further advance their career, or a job seeker looking for new opportunities in the field.

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South Dakota welding program offers hands on training in valuable skill
Capital Journal
The smell of ozone spills out of a door leading into a narrow room running along T.F. Riggs High School’s northwest wall in Pierre, South Dakota. The smell combines with bright flashes of light dimmed by translucent blue curtains as students in Tom Roger’s Friday morning advanced welding class work on their projects. Rogers is in his third year of teaching at Riggs and in his 28th year of teaching career and technical education classes such as welding.
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Butte College welding program receives national award
Chico Enterprise-Record
A welding program at Butte College in Oroville, California, received national recognition April 10 as one of nine programs to win an award for career technical education. Representatives of the welding program won an Excellence in Action award from the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium at a recent meeting in Washington, D.C.
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Minnesota, Iowa students square off in welding and carpentry
KIMT-TV
Students from all over southern Minnesota and north Iowa met in one place to see who has the skills when it comes to welding and carpentry. Welding is not easy and right now neither is filling the positions being left open by retiring baby boomers. It is not a field many young people are pursuing right now. Fortunately it has piqued the interest of dozens of students in the area.
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Technology could fuel a 'Made in the USA' renaissance
U.S. News & World Report
An Atlanta-based company has developed an automated clothing and fabric production line that could help bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. "They're not engineering jobs, per se. But they're technician-level jobs. They're better jobs," says K.P. Reddy, CEO of SoftWear Automation. "What we've done is we've used computer-vision technology. We actually look at a thread-level and create a coordinate system … Think of the camera as the eyes and the robots as the feet and fingers. We have a suite of products that is able to do things not only better than a seamstress, but also things a seamstress can't do like a complex curve or a perfect circle."
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Alabama program looking for applicants for free welding and pipe fitting classes in Mobile
AL.com
The Alabama Industrial Development Training program is seeking applicants for a 12-week welding class that will start in July. The course will be NCCER-certified and will be held from Monday to Thursday. Starting July 6, the class will begin at 6:30 a.m. and last until 4:30 p.m. at the AIDT Maritime Training Center at 360 Addsco Road in Mobile.
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Texas welding students impress with works in fair's Ag Mechanics competition
The Courier of Montgomery County
April 11’s events at the Montgomery County (Texas) Fair and Rodeo kicked off with several area youths showcasing projects that many have been working on throughout the school year. Students in the Ag Mechanics contest stood next to their various welding projects as they waited for judges to make their rounds. Willis High School had a strong presence this year with 11 out of the 20 projects coming from the Willis Ag Booster Club.
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USS Slater volunteer honored
Times Union
USS Slater volunteer and Navy veteran Clark Farnsworth, 93, was honored Saturday morning for his military services and his years of welding expertise, including efforts to restore the historic ship for the last 18 years. Clark's naval career began as an aviation metalsmith at Norfolk Naval Air Station in World War II. He later reported aboard the aircraft carrier USS Leyte CV-32 until his discharge from active duty after the war. He remained in the Naval Reserves and served a total of 39 years, retiring with the rank of chief hull maintenance technician.
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Manufacturing still powering South Carolina's recovery
The State
Manufacturing has powered the recovery in South Carolina since the end of the Great Recession in 2009, and is continuing to post strong numbers in investment and job growth even as other industries begin to flex their muscle. Manufacturing job growth in South Carolina rose 13.5 percent from January 2011 — the beginning of Gov. Nikki Haley’s administration — to December 2014. That is nearly double the 7 percent average of all other Southeastern states.
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Indiana welding program needs votes for $10,000 grant
Kankakee Valley Post News
Dave Haas, welding teacher at Kankakee Valley High School in Wheatfield, Indiana, has applied for a $10,000 grant through Midwest Technical Institute in Brownsburg, Indiana. With the assistance of Radio/TV Broadcasting teacher Jeff Martin, a video was submitted for the grant, which will be awarded to the school with the most likes of its video at MTI’s Facebook page.
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