The AWS Foundation is committed to securing the future of the welding industry by positively impacting welding education. The Welding Workforce Grant is the latest effort to ensure a skilled workforce is ready when industry calls.


Every year, we award welding scholarships to students in welding-related fields. These scholarships are a way to support future weld technicians and ensure the future of the manufacturing industry. Your donations help to make this possible.


Every year, America’s manufacturing sector opens its doors to celebrate Manufacturing Day on the first Friday of October, falling on October 7th this year. For those interested in making things with mind and machines, it is a day that begins a month of inspirational experiences.

About AWS Detroit Section

AWS Detroit Section is a non-profit welding organization serving the Detroit, southeastern Michigan, northeast Ohio, and Windsor, Ontario areas. Our mission is to advance the science, technology, and application of welding and allied processes, including joining, brazing, soldering, cutting, and thermal spray. Through our bulletins, scholarship programs, and events, we promote welding and weld technicians in the region.

We have been a part of the Metro-Detroit community since 1924. As a member of the American Welding Society, we participate in activities and share information through the main organization, which is located in Miami, Florida, as well as with other sections across the United States.

If you’re a part of the welding community, please consider joining our organization and help us continue to support the future of welding. The Detroit area and the nation as a whole lack the skilled labor that is needed to fill the open welding jobs that are currently available. These are well-paying jobs that many of us have enjoyed for years.


Hours of Operation

Available 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week


AWS Detroit Section
PO Box 530305, Livonia, MI 48153