Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

July 2014 Newsletter

Welding Opportunities Abound in Manufacturing As Manufacturing Day approaches, AWS looks at business enterprises that highlight the variety of opportunities that a welding career in manufacturing can offer. Welding instructor, Randy Emery on what employers, educators and workers can do...

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Welding Opportunities Abound in Manufacturing

On October 3rd, manufacturers across the country will be introducing parents, students, job seekers and other members of their respective communities to the opportunities of a manufacturing career. It’s called Manufacturing Day, a national event put on by hundreds of...

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

I, Welding Robots?

The specter of robots taking well-paying manufacturing jobs from humans has long triggered a hostile reaction toward the steady march of automation in industry. There is no denying that robots have revolutionized industries such as auto manufacturing, and that jobs...

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Welding: The Final Frontier

NASA requires some of the most advance hardware available in order to construct vehicles capable of slipping out of earth’s gravity and into the wilderness of space. As the organization sets its sights on pushing manned space travel further and...

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Stress Relief Cracking in Creep Resistant Steel Welds

Stress Relief Cracking in Creep Resistant Steel Welds

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Help Wanted Conclusion: AWO Asks an Expert

This week, as we conclude our Help Wanted series, we’re joined by Randy Emery, a welding educator at College of the Sequoias, to discuss his views on the skills crisis and what can be done by employers, educators and workers...

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Feasibility Study of Cross Arc Welding Process

Feasibility Study of Cross Arc Welding Process

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

June 2014 Newsletter

The Flipped Classroom American Welding Online looks at the flipped classroom approach and how it can be used to improve welding instruction. Action is required to prevent a regional problem from going national. Students, educators, and employers must take responsibility for the...

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

The Flipped Classroom

Most of us are familiar with the traditional classroom. You and your classmates file into a room, take your seats, and proceed to take notes on a lecture that your teacher has planned for you. At the end of class,...

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Help Wanted Part 6: Maximizing Education

When we began our series, we focused on a growing problem for employers and workers: welding students dropping out of certification and degree programs because they find non-welding prerequisite courses too difficult or disconnected from what they actually care about....

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Dilution Effect on Solidification Modes in Dissimilar Metal Welds

Dilution Effect on Solidification Modes in Dissimilar Metal Welds

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Help Wanted Part 5: Ten Qualities of a Good Employee

Over the past few weeks of our Help Wanted series, we’ve focused on understanding the barriers between potential welders and employment. The industry job market is tumultuous and intimidating right now thanks to a looming national skills gap, present local...

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Evaluation of HAZ Hydrogen-induced Cracking for High Strength Steels

Evaluation of HAZ Hydrogen-induced Cracking for High Strength Steels

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

May 2014 Newsletter

Reading, Writing, and Changing Lives A welding instructor starts welding students on a promising new path. The first in a series of articles that examines the skills gap and the disconnect between education and employment. The second installment in the Help Wanted...

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Help Wanted Part 4: Who’s to Blame for the Skills Gap

As we discussed in part 3 of our series, the industry is fending off several regional skills gaps under the larger shadow of a possible national skills gap in the near future. The roots of these problems are numerous and...

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Help Wanted Part 3: Local Welding Skills Gaps Poised to Go National

In part 1 and part 2 of Help Wanted, we referenced an industry skills gap several times. This skills gap refers to the many job vacancies that are going unfilled despite large numbers of unemployed welders because job candidates lack...

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Reading, Writing, and Welding Changes Lives

Higher education is usually associated with degrees in the Arts or Sciences, but community colleges across the nation offer certifications and associate’s degrees in many different trades not usually linked to academics. At the College of the Sequoias (COS), Tulare...

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Employer Engagement: A Welding Instructor’s Viewpoint

There are many factors that affect our local employers’ level of engagement when it comes to addressing the “Skills Gap”. In this blog post I will share my honest observations and opinions about some of these complicated issues. I will...

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Application of the Delayed Hydrogen Cracking Test

Effects of Welding Variables on the Weldability of High Manganese Steel

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Effects of Welding Variables on the Weldability of High Manganese Steel

Effects of Welding Variables on the Weldability of High Manganese Steel