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AWS Introduces Online Career-Management Tool

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The American Welding Society (AWS) has launched AWS WeldLink, a career planning and management system, to bring together individuals, businesses and schools in the welding industry.

AWS WeldLink is designed to address professional welder development, allowing users to create an online profile to aid in mapping their current skills and knowledge by tracking certifications, education and work history. The system then uses that information to match users with welding career paths, locate welding programs and directly enroll in training programs through AWS Learning, AWS’s online education program. Users also can view open positions in welding companies with direct connections to apply.

Businesses can create their own WeldLink profiles to identify and recruit individuals with the right skills, post job listings, and stay on top of welding-technology advances. Academic institutions can create profiles to access welding education resources, recruit students and help those students find employment.

AWS WeldLink is available to all AWS members as well as the welding community. For more, visit

Industrial Magnetics Adding Manufacturing Space

Monday, July 6, 2015
Industrial Magnetics, Inc., a producer of magnetic products for holding, lifting, fixturing, conveying, material-handling and magnetic-separation applications located in Boyne City, MI, recently announced a 16,000-sq.-ft. addition to its manufacturing center, to be completed by the end of 2015. Steady business growth via new-product development and the growth of key channel partners necessitated the addition, according to company officials.

The new space will house a variety of workcells as well as a 40-ton-capacity crane for large-scale projects and an integrated loading bay. Once the addition is completed, Industrial Magnetics will have 34,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space. For more, visit

Oberg Graduates Inaugural Junior Apprentice Class

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Oberg Industries, Freeport, PA, has recognized the first graduates of its Junior Apprentice Advantage (JAA) program. Due to a growing shortage of qualified candidates for advanced manufacturing openings, Oberg partnered with Highlands High School, part of the Highlands School District in nearby Natrona Heights, PA, to create a community program to bridge this skilled talent gap and form JAA. The program was designed to directly connect high school students to industry-specific training that mirrors the apprenticeship experience and was first introduced to Highlands High School seniors during the 2014-2015 school year. Throughout the school year, the five JAA graduates were given access to Oberg’s manufacturing operations for lesson-specific enrichment and job-shadowing experiences that allowed them to work with Oberg’s skilled craftspeople. Students who successfully completed the JAA courses in good academic standing and satisfied Oberg’s apprenticeship entrance requirements would be pre-qualified for hire as full-time apprentices at Oberg Industries upon graduation. Approximately 15 students will be participating in the JAA Program during the 2015-2016 school year.
Oberg is a contract manufacturer of precision metal components, tooling and stamping assemblies and a strategic contract manufacturing partner for companies in the aerospace, automotive and other markets. For more, visit


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