In December of 2016 the Alabama Robotics Technology Park just outside of Huntsville, Alabama will host both of the American Welding Society Skills Competition Committee’s SkillsUSA WorldTeam Stage 2 U.S. Weld Trials and the Robotic Competition Committee’s Student Robotic Welding Competition simultaneously.
The Weld-Trials is one of four steps in the American Welding Society’s process to select, on behalf of SkillsUSA, the World Team Welder to represent the United States at the 2017 WorldSkills competition in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Student Robotics Competition is also a premier AWS Competition. It was formerly the CRAW Competition and has been expanded to include students to compete. Typically these competitions are held at FABTECH however this year presented some challenges for space at the show so we came back to RTP to benefit from some wonderful southern hospitality at an amazing education facility. RTP previously hosted our US Invitational FINALS in 2015 and has graciously invited us back.
The Alabama Robotics Technology Park (RTP) is a collaboration be- tween the state of Alabama, Alabama Community College System, AIDT, and robotics industry leaders across the nation. The Robotics Technology Park’s mission is to provide a technically trained, highly skilled, and educated workforce for automation and robotics, to assist public and private entities in developing new robotics systems and technologies, and to promote the creation, growth, or expansion of companies through innovative technology solutions.
On December 6, 2016 from 9 AM to 4 PM Education Day will be held during both the US Weld-Trials and the Student Robotic Welding Competition. This event promotes the spirit of competitive welding through quality education. We invite local and regional schools to take part in this event. The visiting students will learn about the amazing educational opportunities from Alabama AIDT and RTP, see, and hopefully be inspired by, our competitions, and see the educational tools and unique products that help provide a quality education.
Part of what makes this competition successful is the support that we get from our sponsors. As a company that already helps us significantly we would like to invite you to attend an 8 foot table on our Education Day. There is no charge for you to attend this event as you do so much already. We encourage you to have educational materials in your displays. This will ensure that the students and instructors from a number of welding programs in Huntsville Alabama, and surrounding areas, will have an under- standing of the role your company plays in education, not just from showing your educational products, but being a part of our event as a sponsor.
If you would like to participate in Education Day, please contact:
Sr. Manager, Conferences, Events and Competitions,
American Welding Society
8669 NW 36th Street #130, Miami, FL 33166
Again, thank you for your continued support, and we hope to see you in Huntsville!