Web-Based Career Planning for Welders

AWS Enhances WeldLink PLatform

The American Welding Society enhanced the WeldLink platform, a web-based career planning and management system specifically designed to bring together talent, businesses and schools in the welding industry. The platform promotes careers in welding and connects users with relevant training opportunities; helps users identify their skills and create online resumes; and aids companies in filling open jobs with qualified individuals. The WeldLink system automatically matches individuals through a digital badging system to career paths and jobs based on their knowledge, skills, certifications, education, and career experience. The algorithm developed by AWS for this purpose ensures more accurate, tailored matches between an individual, company and job.

SENSE Toolkit

The American Welding Society developed a toolkit to help current and new SENSE (Schools Excelling through National Skill Standards Education) schools provide stackable, transferable, and industry-recognized credential pathways to welding careers. The toolkit includes best practices and tools for recruiting high potential students, partnering effectively with industry, informing students about welding industry career pathways, and implementing advanced and accelerated learning technologies.