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Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Welder and artist Melissa Gillespie Davis turned to welding as a career nearly 20 years ago because it didn’t require extensive schooling, paid a good wage, and had reasonable hours so that she had time with her family. Welding itself struck Davis as a kind

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Women Welders

Women who have chosen welding as a career is not as new a development as some may think.  Women have been welding in the workplace since World War II.  When the war was in high gear, many manufacturing plants were in need of workers and

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Female Welder Heading to Nationals

Welding is a male-dominated field. Very few women choose to make welding their career. Some women believe that it is a career that a woman cannot do because they cannot handle the equipment or conditions. Other women feel that they cannot have a career in

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Finding Success as a Woman Welder

Many women filled roles in a male-dominated industry during the Second World War (picture Rosie the Riveter). Afterward, many of those women left their positions. Decades later, there are still incidents of negative attitudes toward female welders and woman in other skilled trades. Currently only

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Finding Equipment for Women Welders

Women welders face many challenges. They face the stigma that being a welder and a woman is impossible. They sometimes face obstacles in the workplace when people consider them unable to do something simply because they are female. And sometimes they have trouble with male

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Tips for Women Welders

Welding is typically considered to generally be a man’s career or hobby.  It has been estimated that only about 5% of all welders in the United States are women.  However, there are still women welders out there who have to compete with men for jobs

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Tips for Women Welders

As any welder knows, welding can be an excellent career. It has a lot of opportunities for advancement and a welder can work just about anywhere they want to. There are many different kinds of welding – from underwater welding to laser welding – and