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AWS Gets Personal with Career Management Tool – AWS WeldLink

June 29, 2015
By Business Wire News


The American Welding Society (AWS) has launched an innovative career planning and management system – AWS WeldLink, to bring together individuals, businesses, and schools in the welding industry.

Poised to break the barriers of professional growth, lifelong learning and deep integration with industry, AWS WeldLink is architected to address the complete lifecycle of professional welder development. The system allows individuals to create an online profile that will aid them in mapping their current skills and knowledge by tracking certifications, education, and work history, then uses that information to match them with welding career paths, locate welding programs, and directly enroll in training programs through AWS Learning, AWS’s online education program offering innovative online courses. Users can also view open positions in top companies with direct connections to apply.

Businesses will benefit from creating their own WeldLink profiles by being able to identify and recruit individuals with the right skills, post job listings, and stay on top of the latest advances in welding. Meanwhile academic institutions will be able to create their own profiles to access welding education resources, recruit students, and help those students find employment.

“AWS WeldLink is simply unprecedented in its comprehensiveness and utility to each of the three major sectors of the welding profession –- welders, the education community and industry,” said David Hernandez, AWS Director of Educational Development. “The system allows the entire welding community to come together in a powerful new way.”

AWS WeldLink is now available to all AWS members as well as the welding community as part of AWS’s comprehensive package of services and support.

For more information on WeldLink and to create a profile, please visit .

About AWS

The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919 as a multifaceted, nonprofit organization with a mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes worldwide, including brazing, soldering, and thermal spraying.Headquartered in Miami, Florida, and led by a volunteer organization of officers and directors, AWS serves more than 70,000 members worldwide and is composed of 22 Districts with 250 Sections and student chapters.For more information, visit the society’s website at and click on “Pressroom.”

American Welding Society
Cindy Weihl, 305-443-9353 ext 416