American Welding Society
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Harris Gas has been a long-time member of the American Welding Society (AWS). AWS was founded in 1919, as a nonprofit organization and their mission is to “advance the science, technology, and application of welding and allied joining the cutting processes, including brazing, soldering and thermal spraying.” Whether you are a student, working professional, or corporation, being a member can benefit you!
Student members who are enrolled in a four-year, two-year or certificate program in welding or welding-related field, qualify for an AWS Foundation Scholarship. They will have access to various certifications that open doors to rewarding and lucrative career opportunities. Access to the rest of the AWS Member Network will give student members the opportunity to get answers to questions ranging from technical topics to career guidance and more from the active members-only community. Lastly, student members will also get to attend events that will allow for discovery of cutting edge welding trends and ways to make their operation more efficient from industry experts.
Working professional members will have the opportunity to advance their careers even further through upper level online and in-person classroom instruction. Working professional members will also have the opportunity to be a part of technical committees and have exposure to various networking opportunities. In all, a membership will give access to everything they need like education and training, certifications, standards and publications, and conferences.
Corporation members can choose from five different membership packages. Each one includes the most relevant resources, learning tools and benefits geared to specific company or institution needs. The Sustaining Company package is designed for those who seek top industry impact. Members get to choose between two primary benefits valued up to $12,000, 10 individual memberships, powerful marketing exposure, and other various resources and benefits. The Supporting Company package is designed to help mid-sized companies boost productivity, solve production problems, and improve competitiveness. The Affiliate Company package is designed specifically for independent shops. With this package AWS will keep employees informed on industry changes and developments. AWS will recommend ways to increase productivity and help solve problems while helping the shop itself stand out from competition. The Educational Institution package is designed for educational leaders who strive to maintain a reputation for teaching excellence. This membership package supports and rewards hard-working educators, staffs, and students with valuable benefits and savings. The fifth and final membership package is the Welding Distributor. This package is designed to provide valuable industry exposure and connections to increase sales and market share.
Whoever you are, becoming a member of AWS can benefit you! If welding is your passion and you want to be the best welder you can AWS is the right place for you. For more information on AWS feel free to contact us here at Harris Gas.