- Princeton ISD
PHS students certified as welders
Thirty-four Princeton High School students were certified this week as welders through the American Welding Society.
Juniors and seniors in the two-year program took the test, which evaluated their skills using a stick welder. Students had to demonstrate proficiency by welding a 6-inch horizontal weld, among other skills required for welders.
The hands-on exam focuses on consistency, as well as durability to make sure the weld holds.
The welding program is gaining popularity among students because of the multiple careers options offered, and welders are in high demand. Several students plan to expand their training through the Tulsa Welding School following graduation.
Newly certified students include:
The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919, as a non-profit organization with a global mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes, including brazing, soldering and thermal spraying. AWS strives to move the industry, as well as inspire new generations to see the career opportunities available.
AWS offers a number of certification programs that recognize and document expertise and knowledge in specific welding-related disciplines including, inspectors, supervisors, educators, radiographic interpreters, welding engineers and fabricators. AWS is the source for qualification and certification of welding personnel.