Students are the future of the welding industry. The American Welding Society recognizes this and invites students, who want to expand their welding knowledge and take a more active role in their careers, to get more involved with welding. Active participation in an AWS Student Chapter provides the knowledge, experience, and networking needed to begin a successful career. Participation can provide AWS Student members with valuable experience for career and personal development. Through Student Chapter participation, you can learn and sharpen the skills needed for a successful career in the welding industry. Involvement in a Student Chapter will also provide you with networking opportunities. To enroll, a student needs to have an interest in welding or be enrolled in a CTE welding course.