Education and Training

Commission XIV maintains the goal to facilitate the sharing of best practices among Member Countries in the promotion of welding standards, effective education and training methods, improved teaching techniques, educational research, and welding as a desirable career pathway.

It focuses on standardization and certification programs, new education and training methods, digital and distance learning, training for intelligent manufacturing, education research, improving educator understanding of learning theory, and the image of welding as a profession.

Commission XIV acts in cooperation with the other Commissions to identify and present education and training solutions that will help Member Countries prepare their workforces for skilled welding employment and welding professionals acting as engineers, technicians, and researchers, in a fast-changing world. There is an additional emphasis on the development of Young Professionals.

Commission work supports both existing methods in addition to preparing for emerging challenges, regardless of a Member Country’s level of advancement.