TeamUSA Welder Selection Process
Competition Promotes Excellence
Student welder competitions effectively promote quality, productivity and the image of welding, one of America's key production skills. By holding competitions at the local, national and international levels, AWS and SkillsUSA demonstrate their support through encouraging future welders to develop the full potential of their skills. AWS welding competitors exemplify excellence through their knowledge, skill and intense personal commitment.
Contests at various levels are comprehensive and consist of written, hands-on welding, code interpretation, and other test of a welder's skill and knowledge that are used everyday in the workplace. Throughout these welding contests, the pressure is on to be the best!
The 2014 Weld-Off sponsored by the American Welding Society will be held at FABTECH in Atlanta, GA November 4-6, 2014. The 3 SkillsUSA competitors qualifying the highest will advance on to the next phase of the selection process that will culminate at the USOpen Weld Trials of 2014. The TeamUSA Welder will be selected at this contest and will represent the United States at the World Skills Competition, August 10-16, 2015 in São Paulo, Brazil.