American Welding Society’s Virtual Welding Trailer at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Friday, March 21, 2014
Facing a critical shortage of over 291,000 welding professionals by 2020, the American Welding Society (AWS) is bringing its Careers in Welding Trailer to The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Friday, March 21 thru Sunday, March 23, 2014. The trailer gives visitors the opportunity to try their hand at welding and learn more about a career path in the industry.

The Careers in Welding Trailer is the only mobile exhibit on the road today that offers an educational experience combined with career information to educate visitors on the opportunities available in the welding industry. Fitted with five virtual welding simulators, visitors can grab a welding gun and helmet equipped with internal monitors and put their skill to the test. Similar to a video game, the virtual welder then receives a score, allowing them to compete against others on board for the highest score.  Read More