Welding Resources

Welding Workforce Data (by AWS)

Here you’ll find the most recent welding workforce data and projections endorsed by the American Welding Society (AWS).

Careers in Welding (by AWS)

The American Welding Society provides a comprehensive overview of career paths available in Welding.

O*Net Online

The O*NET Program is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Valid data are essential to understanding the rapidly changing nature of work and how it impacts the workforce and U.S. economy. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated from input by a broad range of workers in each occupation.


Sponsored by the U.S Department of Labor, CareerOneStop aims to deliver integrated, easy-to-understand workforce information that helps job seekers, students, workers, workforce intermediaries, and employers develop their capacity and make sound economic decisions in the new economy.

BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) provides information on what workers do; the work environment; education, training, and other qualifications; pay; the job outlook; information on state and area data; similar occupations; and sources of additional information.

Welding Tips and Tricks :   Welding videos and Q&A  by Jody Collier

ArcJunkies: Podcast by Jason Becker, AWS Certified Welding Inspector and Certified Welding Educator (CWI/CWE)

The WELDER, formerly known as Practical Welding Today, is a showcase of the real people who make the products we use and work with every day. This magazine has served the welding community in North America well for more than 20 years.  Current students may view a print version of this monthly publication in the Learning Resource Center.


The Welding Journal is a monthly publication by the American Welding Society that delivers news of the welding and metal fabricating industry


Edison Welding Institute (EWI)  provides welding and joining information through technical assistance, contract research, consultancy and training.


Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA) provides technical information and educational opportunities for metal fabricators through conferences, magazines and research services.


American National Standards Institute (ANSI), a private nonprofit membership organization supported by a diverse constituency of private and public sector organizations, is the administrator and coordinator of the U.S. private sector voluntary standardization system.


Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)-Through publications, expositions, professional development resources and member programs, SME supports a network of hundreds of chapters for manufacturing executives, managers and engineers. The organization helps members solve technology-specific problems and stay current on applications, processes, technology developments, methods and regulatory issues. SME includes a number of associations: The Computer & Automated Systems Association, Association for Electronics Manufacturing, Association for Finishing Processes, Machine Vision Association, Machining Technology Association, North American Manufacturing Research Association, Association for Forming & Fabricating, Technologies Robotics International and Rapid Prototyping Association.

The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919, as a nonprofit organization with a global mission: “Advancing the science, technology, and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes worldwide, including brazing, soldering and thermal spraying.”