The AWS Instructors Institute is held to give welding instructors an opportunity to strengthen their teaching skills, learn more about AWS programs, and experience hands-on learning of new teaching techniques. Meeting together with other instructors, the participants will be able to communicate and share their experiences in a setting that is devoted to their specific concerns, as well as meeting with vendor representatives.
Who will attend?
One instructor is selected from each AWS District to attend this event. Sections wishing to nominate an instructor should provide the nomination to their District Director, prior to their District Conference, with justification for why the instructor should be selected to attend. Current and former members of the AWS Board of Directors may not be selected as the instructor representative.
When will the Institute occur?
The next AWS Instructors Institute will be held on July 2014. Holding this event during the summer allows for instructors to attend the institute during their summer break.
Where will the Institute be held?
The Instructors Institute will be held at the AWS Headquarters in Miami, Florida. The participants will have the opportunity to meet the AWS staff and network with their peers.
Who will conduct the Institute?
A number of experienced welding instructors will be on hand to conduct various aspects of the institute. Each instructor has a special area of expertise from which you will benefit.
What can I expect to learn?
Expect to hear the latest information about AWS Education programs, including the SENSE program, visual inspection techniques for instructors, and strategies for supporting your welding programs.
How will the Institute be funded?
AWS will reimburse travel and lodging expenses for each of the 22 District Instructor representatives attending the event. Specific information will be forwarded to the instructor representatives following their selection at the District Conference.