AWS Introduces WeldLink Career Management System

The American Welding Society (AWS) has launched WeldLink - a career planning and management system specifically designed to bring together individuals, businesses and schools in the welding industry.

Poised to break the barriers of professional growth, lifelong learning and deep integration with industry, AWS WeldLink is designed to address the complete lifecycle of professional welder development. The system allows individuals to create an online profile that will aid them in mapping their current skills and knowledge by tracking certifications, education and work history, then uses that information to match them with welding career paths, locate welding programs and directly enroll in training programs through AWS Learning, AWS’s online education program offering innovative online courses. Users can also view open positions in top companies with direct connections to apply.

AWS says businesses will benefit from creating their own WeldLink profiles by being able to identify and recruit individuals with the right skills, post job listings, and stay on top of the latest advances in welding. Meanwhile, academic institutions will be able to create their own profiles to access welding education resources, recruit students and help those students find employment.

“AWS WeldLink is simply unprecedented in in its comprehensiveness and utility to each of the three major sectors of the welding profession–welders, the education community and industry,” said David Hernandez, AWS director of educational development. “The system allows the entire welding community to come together in a powerful new way.”

WeldLink is now available to all AWS members as well as the welding community as part of AWS’s comprehensive package of services and support. For more information on WeldLink and to create a profile, please visit