Education, Skills and Certification Conference 2016

2016 Education, Skills & Certification Conference

The impending skills gap in manufacturing continues to be a hot-button topic. While most of us know we need to do a better job of recruiting and training skilled welders, we also need to learn how to better mentor and prepare these candidates for real-life job situations so they can be successful. During the AWS Welding Education, Skills & Certification Conference you’ll gain new insights, share best practices, exchange ideas, and ultimately be part of the solution.

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Recruiting, Introducing and Providing Guidance for Careers within the Welding Industry
– by Michael C. Kirkes
Bechtel Corporate Welding

NSF AET Weld-Ed Program Results & Opportunities
– by Monica Pfarr

AWS SENSE Program Update
– by Ivan Santa-Cruz & Patrick Henry
American Welding Society

AWS SENSE & Weld-Ed Accreditation Program
– by Dr. W. Richard Polanin, CMfgE, CWI

Skills – The New Global Currency
– by Carl Peters
Lincoln Electric Company

Resistance Welding Clinic
– by Ray Michelena
T.J. Snow Company

Resistance Welding Clinic, Certified Resistance Welding Technician
– by Ray Michelena
T.J. Snow Company

NDT Clinic
– by Tracie Clifford
Chattanooga Community College

NDT Clinic, NDT Certification
– by Tracie Clifford
Chattanooga Community College

Skills Gap
– by Calvin Scharrer
Hobart Institute of Welding Technology

Welding Codes and Standards
– by Richard Holdren
Welding Consultants, Arc Specialties, Inc.

Testing in 2017: AWS and Prometric
– by Judy Manso
American Welding Society

Certified Robot Welding Technician CRAW
– Dr. W. Richard Polanin, CMfgE, CWI

Attendees List

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