Aws Online Courses

AWS launches professional development training

June 15, 2020
Society’s new series of online webinars created to help participants remain active, continue education in ‘new normal’

To help the industry keep pace while adjusting to “the new normal,” the American Welding Society (AWS) recently developed a series of online webinars to help participants remain active and earn professional development hours or continuing education units.

With these new AWS Professional Development Training sessions, attendees can broaden their skillsets and keep up with advancements in their fields by learning from industry experts who are only a click away.

Participants can enroll in a live, in-person seminar or log into a webinar from the comfort of their home or office, all while earning PDHs and CEUs upon course completion, AWS said.

Is welding aluminum difficult—or just different? This is the topic that the first training program, Aluminum Welding for Fabricators, Inspectors and Engineers, will address starting June 30. Six one-hour sessions over two weeks will focus on ways attendees can conduct aluminum welding projects with confidence. 

“As part of our continuing efforts to address the needs of our members, we are developing new, more specialized training opportunities for welders, inspectors and engineers," said Alicia Garcia, director of education and training. “We are excited to begin offering webinars and seminars on a variety of topics that will allow industry personnel to stay current in their field of work and earn PDHs and CEUs to meet the training requirements of their professional certifications and licenses.”

Additional online webinars and live seminars will be added throughout the year, AWS said. Upcoming topics include Introduction to Welding QC Programs—WPS, PQR, WQTR and Other Acronyms. The course overview includes the fundamentals of destructive testing, developing and drafting a WPS, qualification of welders and more.

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