AWS Hosts Skills, Certs, Career Conference

Chattanooga, TN – Today marks the conclusion of the American Welding Society’s 2nd Welding Education, Skills, and Certifications Conference and Seminar, held here at Chattanooga State Community College.

The three-day conference was structured to provide member attendees an integrated and comprehensive overview on AWS standards, services, and best practices for welding career pathway education and credentialing.

Event presenters included AWS leadership, instructors from top training institutions, welding technology suppliers, and other industry experts. Attendees were encouraged to share their own professional insights, exchange ideas, and solve problems in workshops and related forums.

Headquartered in Miami, Florida, and led by a volunteer organization of officers and directors, AWS serves over 70,000 members worldwide and is composed of 22 Districts with 250 Sections and student chapters.

The Society is dedicated to supporting hundreds of thousands of industry professionals, including: welders, business leaders, sales and service teams, manufacturers, vendors, associations, educational institutions, committee volunteers, and students.

AWS connects welding communities from around the world into a collaborative force, built on a foundation of higher standards; advanced learning; and rewarding growth. For more information, visit: