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The Determined: Taking Another Shot at the CWI Exam

Jun 21, 2018

This week’s blog is part 2 in a 3-part series covering how the updated CWI Pre-Seminar can benefit specific groups of people. Today we’ll focus on those we call “The Determined,” who are looking to pass the CWI exam after falling short on their first attempt.


The Hopefuls: CWI Exam First Timers and the Updated Pre-Seminar

Jun 7, 2018

This week, we begin our three-part series on the benefits of our new CWI Pre-Seminar. Today’s blog is focused on what we call “The Hopefuls.” These are people who have decided to take the CWI exam for the first time. What should you do? Where should you go for information? What’s the best way to prepare? All of this and more is covered!


You Spoke, We Listened: Everything You Need to Know About the NEW CWI Pre-Seminar

May 17, 2018

The CWI Pre-Seminar is a collection of online courses designed to bolster and solidify the knowledge base of prospective Welding Inspectors in preparation for the CWI examination. In response to significant feedback, AWS is changing the structure of the Pre-Seminar in order to better suit the needs of our members. Learn more about these changes and how the new Pre-Seminar can help you take the next step toward becoming a CWI.  


Another Day, Another Dollar: How Welding Wages Stack Up Across America

May 3, 2018

How much do welders get paid? Well, the answer isn't quite so simple. Various factors, including skill level, experience, geography, economic trends, and technological advancements, play a huge role in determining the size of a welder's paycheck. Keeping that in mind, newly-obtained data for 2018 can give us a clearer picture of the economic prospects for welders in the United States. 


Welding in Popular Culture

Apr 20, 2018

AWS Learning continues its celebration of National Welding Month by taking a look at depictions of welding in popular culture. Read on for a history of welding in movies and TV, and a fun video collecting various scenes. 


National Welding Month: Time to Let Everyone in on the Secret

Mar 29, 2018

April is here and that means it's National Welding Month! Read on to learn more about its significance, what AWS is doing to celebrate, and how you can participate by getting involved and spreading the word!