Start Your Career in Welding
Welding Careers can be lucrative and rewarding, and many of our community members consider welding to be as much a lifestyle as a career choice. Choosing a welding school is the first, and arguably most important, step in your career. Search by state or zip code in the above map to find training programs, schools, colleges & universities near you that offer welding related programs.
American Welding Society Education Programs
The AWS Welding School Locator Map provides a variety of information for welding training or education opportunities in your area. Some schools may be listed as an AWS Educational Institution Member, AWS SENSE School, and/or AWS Accredited Testing Facility. By participating in these programs, these schools have shown a commitment to the highest standards in welding education.
SENSE, or Schools Excelling through National Skills Standards Education, is a comprehensive set of minimum standards and guidelines for welding education programs. After trainees successfully complete their SENSE exams, they can earn AWS credentials and get their names listed in the SENSE Training Database for potential employers to access and confirm their qualifications.
- SENSE School Level 1 – For Entry Level Welders. Trainees can earn up to 4 certificates of completion; one for each process they complete.
- SENSE School Level 2 – For Advanced Level Welder. Trainees can earn up to 10 certificates of completion; one for each process they complete.
Learn about the benefits of attending an AWS SENSE School.
AWS Accredited Test Facility
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