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Coastal Bend College Pleasanton Site to Offer AWS Certification Seminar January 10-15, 2016

Coastal Bend College Pleasanton Site to Offer AWS Certification Seminar January 10-15, 2016


PLEASANTON, TX—Coastal Bend College Pleasanton will offer the American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) Seminar from January 10 through 15, 2016. Examinations for the certifications will be held on January 16 and 17. The registration deadline is December 7, 2015.

Individuals wishing to register for the seminar should register online at http://www.aws.org by clicking on “Education” and then “Seminars”. The CBC Pleasanton seminar is listed under the San Antonio, TX region. Prices for the seminar vary depending on AWS membership status and do not include meals, lodging or travel expenses.

The AWS Certification Department gave its first certification exam in October 1976. The Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) was the first industry-recognized certification that ensured high quality workmanship in welding. The success and prestige of this certification opened the doors for AWS to develop several more certifications benefiting the industry.

In the Coastal Bend region, skilled welders are in demand due to the robust economy and workforce demands brought forth through the Eagle Ford Shale. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, welders make an average of $17.66 to $19.67 per hour with a one-year certificate in the Coastal Bend and surrounding areas.

AWS offers over 10 different professional welding certifications, with more than 47,000 certified. To view the 2016 certification seminar schedule visit, www.aws.org/certification.

For more information about the AWS Seminar being held at CBC Pleasanton, please contact Katie Sherman, director of customized and continuing education, at ksherman@coastalbend.edu or via phone at (830) 569-4222.