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Welding Serves as Both a Hobby and a Career

Welder Morgan Bledsoe gave welding a shot when she wanted to learn about repairing her car, but while enrolled in a welding class, she learned that metal can be very forgiving and found both a career and a hobby as certified welder. While working during  

Art and Metal

Welder and former logger Mark Looper has combined his two talents into his latest endeavour: creating works of art out of metal and blending them into the natural world. His works resemble trees, birds, and vines, sprouting roots out of railings and adding birds to

Students Get Fast Track to Welding Career

Welding students in Minnesota’s Anoka Technical College are being recruited to join union apprenticeship programs before they even graduate. In fact, 23 students have already been accepted from the college’s current class. 

Welding Runs in the Family

Three women enrolled in the welding program at Patrick Henry Community College are enjoying their new careers as welders. In fact, for each of them, welding was the most obvious career choice, as they shared with the Martinsville Bulletin. 

Lincoln Electric Helps Over 100 Boys Scouts Earn Their Welding Badge

Lincoln Electric is teamed up with several Ohio Boy Scout troops to provide a thorough, hands-on introduction to welding. Northern Ohio’s News Herald reported, “more than 100 Boy Scouts from across Ohio visited Lincoln Electric in Euclid on Saturday to try their hand at learning

Welding, College Libraries, and Renaissance Festivals

Welding, a college library, and Renaissance festivals aren’t exactly three things that you would expect to see together. However, in this week’s welding round up, a school’s librarian got to work in the welding program on the side in order to work on one of her hobbies.

How Lincoln Electric Guarantees Employment for Their Workers

With the colder months upon us, many of us are looking for ways in which to stay warm.  Why not use some of your free time to weld a fire pit.  Not only will you stay warm while working on the project, but you will

The Underwater Welder

This week in welding we find that a welder made it onto the bestseller’s list… sort of. Special Welding News New Graphic Novel—Underwater Welder: According to the New York Times, “The Underwater Welder, by Jeff Lemire, enters our graphic books paperback best-seller list at No.

Texas Welder Builds Crates for Lions and Tigers

This week’s welding news includes lions, tigers, and lots and lots of tables… Special Welding News Welding Side Project Turns Into Welding Business: An Arizona businessman decided to try welding a patio table, but after finishing the first one, he became obsessed with creating the

Summer Welding Projects

Summer is off to a blazing hot start this year, it seems like only yesterday we were dreaming of the warmer temperatures.  Now with the season in full swing, it is the perfect time to start on some new welding projects.  For instance, have you

Welding Events in April

After the excitement of March Madness, let welding sparks light up the month of April. Massachusetts residents are in luck; three out of the four welding events below take place around Bean Town. Enjoy! I didn’t include events that already took place or are no

Welding Events in January

It’s the end of winter holidays and the beginning of NFL playoffs; January is here. Welding workshops, classes, exhibitions and more fill up the January welding calendar. Enjoy!

I didn’t include events that already took place or are no longer open for registration.


Welding Events in the United States

WELDING DEAL – Stonybrook Fine Arts: Half off jewelry making and welding workshops in Jamaica Plain – MA

“Learn the basics of MIG welding while welding together pre-cut metal pieces to form a robot, dog, or other creature of your choice. No welding experience is necessary.” – Event Description

Deal/Fees : $75 for a weld-a-creature workshop (worth $150). Go to event website to purchase voucher. Deal is available until Friday, January 13th.

Dates: Classes available many weekends throughout the year. Visit the Stonybrook Fine Arts website for specific dates.

Voucher expires December 1, 2012.

Location: Stonybrook Fine Arts

24 Porter St.Jamaica Plain, MA 02130



SportAir TIG Welding Workshop – Griffin, GA

“Discover why TIG welding is fast becoming the welding method of choice among people building their own aircraft. EAA SportAir Workshops has teamed up with Lincoln Electric and the Alexander Technical Center in Griffin, Georgia, to present a TIG welding workshop. . .” – Event Description

Dates: January 7-8, 2012

Fees: Click here or call toll-free, 800-967-5746 for more information. Discount available for family members and SportAir Alumnus.

Location: Alexander Technical Center in Griffin, Georgia


The Columbus Idea Foundry TIG Welding Workshop – Columbus, OH

“This workshop covers the basics of how to TIG weld. TIG welding is a versatile and precise way of welding in which the resulting welds are both aesthetically and structurally sound.” – Event Description

Date: January 14, 2012, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Fees/Requirements: $120.00 – Participants must have “arc or MIG welding experience, either through attending a previous CIF MIG Welding and Plasma Cutting workshop, other institutional course, or work experience.”

Location: 1158 Corrugated Way, Columbus OH 43201

Email/call for more information: 614-299-IDEA (4332) or email info at ColumbusIdeaFoundry dot com



Welding Events in December (2011)

Slim pickings here for December. With so many holiday events to prepare, it’s no wonder the welding world is quieting down a bit. For those still eager for a little welding event action, check out a few welding workshops in Boston and Atlanta. I didn’t

More Welding Events In September

These welding events snuck past my eye during the last welding events roundup. Luckily you still have plenty of time to prepare for a welding roundtable and a few welding classes being offered this month. I didn’t include events that already took place or are

Welding Events in September

The kids are fully back to school and welding events are fully underway in the month of September. Fill up on industry news, the basics of welding, attend a leadership conference and more in the month of International Talk Like a Pirate Day! 

Welding Events in June

As we near the half-point of this year, take the chance to enhance your welding skills, upgrade your welding technology knowledge and just have a bit of fun at these June 2011 welding events. I didn’t include events that already took place or are no


Welding Education in Prison

There are enough articles in this week’s roundup to keep you entertained for a while. Check out the upcoming welding event, catch up on industry news, and read about new and improving welding schools/programs around the country in this edition of the “Weekly Roundup”. Enjoy!

Welding + Fun = Fabtech Expo

Every year North America gets to experience the “largest forming, fabricating, and welding” in North America: Fabtech Expo. Last year’s event was full of amazing welding equipment and technology, metal forming, and much more.