Join us on Manufacturing Day for a Virtual Event!



Be sure to join us this year on October 1, at 11 AM EST for the live virtual presentation: Exploring In-Demand Welding Careers! Topics covered include; an overview of the many welding careers available, how you can get started in welding, tips for preparing for a successful career, certification and scholarship opportunities available through the American Welding Society. The presentation will hosted by Joe Young of the American Welding Society Foundation.

The AWS Foundation supports programs to ensure the growth and development of the welding industry through research and educational opportunities. Our industry depends upon education that prepares the next generation to meet the challenges ahead. To learn more visit,


Friday, October 1st


11:00 AM EST to 12 Noon EST

Register for the Virtual Presentation

Meet the Presenter

Joe Young is an experienced welder, fabricator, educator, inspector, small business owner, and workforce champion for the next generation of welding professionals. Academic accomplishments include  a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Technology Management from Eastern Michigan University, coupled with an Associates of Applied Science in Welding Fabrication Technology from Washtenaw Community College.

He holds awards and certifications that include a current AWS Certified Welding Inspector endorsement, a recent AWS Certified Welder for both pipe and plate applications, several nationally recognized safety endorsements, industry specific training, and a variety of technical education awards.

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