Upcoming Events

April 2017 Meeting Announcement

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Long Beach / Orange County Section Specific Scholarships

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February 2011 Flyer

[Posted February 5, 2011]  The February 2011 Flyer is now available for download. To download the flyer, please click “Read More” or go to the “LINKS & DOWNLOADS” tab and look for it under the Downloads section. 

Scholarship Applications Due Date

Posted: February 5, 2011

OCC Students Titanium Welding Project

[Posted: February 2, 2011]  Mike Lannom and Matt Gilliland created a chamber from plexiglass, aluminum, a plumbing gasket, and motorcycle air filter to test the effects of inert gas on titanium welds.

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Board Members

Eric Budwig
Membership Committee Chairman
Awards Chairman
(714) 514-9802

Paul Anderson
1st Vice Chairman

Cary Chiu
Section Webmaster
(562) 260-0786

Richard Hutchison
Technical Representative
(714) 432-5674





2017 AWS Conferences

Quality educational materials – and welding conferences in particular – are just one way your membership serves you. By presenting the latest technology, cutting-edge topics, and industry experts, AWS puts the key to industry expertise and advancement in its members’ hands. Rely on AWS to bring you the highest quality conferences in the welding industry.



Welder Training Scholarships

Welder Training Scholarships are available to AWS Districts to provide funds to students seeking welder training through a trade school, community college, or other facility providing welder training programs, such as Tulsa Welding School and Hobart Institute of Welding Technology; or for an AWS Certified Welder (CW) seminar.
    AWS Welder Training Scholarship Overview
    Welder Training Scholarship Application

AWS Weldlink

You can now create your free profile on WeldLink! This is the future of job searching, planning, and management for welders around the world. Sign up today and get started! REGISTER NOW

Diversity in Welding: Welders in the Spotlight Videos

Learn about the inspiring stories of four welders in the welding community.


Sydnee Brey

Samuel Torres

Bobby Counts

Roman Weasel

Big Bend Community College Student Chapter Builds Battering Ram for Police Armored Vehicle