How to Find a Fulfilling Career in Welding Episode 2: Akbar

Akbar Millender’s competitive spirit has helped him climb the ladder at his manufacturing company – from a grinder out of high school to his current role as an operations manager.


Arc 2 Art: The Coalescence of Welding and Creativity

Experience the journey of two female welding and metal fabricating artists as they collaborate from a distance on one single piece of welded artwork. “Arc 2 Art,” a new project produced by the American Welding Society. Visit to learn more about the build and welding artists, “Barbie the Welder” and Stephanie Hoffman. 


New Episode: How Jonathan found his perfect job in the Welding Industry

Jonathan Meyer went to art school but after being introduced to welding, he changed his career path. Since then has worked many jobs that are both personally and financially rewarding. He also uses his metalworking skills to create unique art.


Watch: What It's like to be a Welder- Jason Hammer

Jason Hammer of Rhodes Industries shares how welding can be a great career choice for anyone and what it is like to be working in the maritime industry as a welder.  


DIY welding activity for mini-welders: Diamond shelf

Stephanie Hoffman of the AWS Foundation has teamed up with her daughter to encourage the next generation of welders to weld and create. In this episode Brylee and Stephanie fabricate and weld a diamond shelf. Check out the video above


How Anthony Found His Perfect Job in the Welding Industry

As a third-generation welder, Anthony Gates Mafra learned how to work with metal from his father. His career has allowed him to see different parts of the world, and now is helping him settle down to raise his own family.