American Welding Society announces details for its FABTECH 2021 education, networking, bookstore discount, and Careers in Welding exhibits.
After almost two years of missed connections and collaborations, FABTECH 2021 convenes in Chicago, IL., on September 13-16, 2021. And the American Welding Society is pleased to announce its plans for the four-day event.
“We are excited to have an optimistic outlook for an in-person event for FABTECH 2021,” said Gary W. Konarska II, Executive Director & CEO.
Attendees looking to maintain their certification or earn PDHs towards their professional license can plan to attend the AWS Welding Track program. Led by industry experts, it focuses on best practices and new developments in the welding and manufacturing industry.
“We’re offering our world-class educational programming for you to learn from Subject Matter Experts on a variety of welding-related topics,” added Gary W. Konarska II. “AWS will also be showcasing its full suite of products and services to help the welding community, and I encourage you to stop by our booth to learn more about how AWS can support your personal and professional growth.”
Located at B25008, attendees can visit the AWS booth to learn about who we are, how we can help welders and welding professionals advance their careers through education and certification, how they can save on AWS products and services by becoming a member, and much more. FABTECH attendees can also take advantage of big savings to stay updated with the latest publications by visiting the AWS Bookstore. Located at B27008, AWS is offering 40% off all AWS publications and toolkits, excluding replicas or third-party publications. Stop by early as supplies are limited.
While walking the show floor, we invite attendees to stop by the AWS Foundation’s Careers in Welding Mobile Exhibit located at the center of the Welding Pavilion and try their hand at virtual welding. Sponsored by Lincoln Electric, the 53-foot trailer will provide information about career opportunities in the welding field, as well as a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. The trailer is also debuting “Metal Maiden,” a metal-art sculpture in the likeness of the Statue of Liberty, created by Stephanie Hoffman and Barbie the Welder as part of the AWS Arc 2 Art project.
In addition to the special events hosted by FABTECH, AWS is offering an after-hours networking event for young and seasoned professionals, panel discussions with expert panelists, and more. AWS also encourages attendees to watch as Jason Becker, host of the Arc Junkies podcast, broadcasts live from the AWS booth every morning throughout the show.
To learn more about AWS events taking place at FABTECH, visit aws.org/fabtech2021.
The American Welding Society is the worldwide authority in the development of standards, certifications and educational programming for the welding, allied joining and cutting community. We are a not-for-profit organization committed to connecting the welding industry to our extensive collection of resources, informing our members of technological advancements and developing the next generation of welding professionals with the help of the AWS Foundation. AWS serves nearly 70,000 members worldwide and is composed of 22 Districts with 250 Sections and Student Chapters. For more information, visit the American Welding Society’s website at http://www.aws.org.