Vocational Welding Excellence â€" Integration by Adopting AWS Level I and II Entry and Intermediate Level Welder Curriculum Guidelines and Welding Educator Certification under the American Welding Society Established Programs
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- Welding; Vocational; Education; AWS; SENSE; SMK; USDOE
Integration of vocational welding curriculum and increasing the skill levels of the welding instructors is essential for success in Indonesia. This paper reflects on the current-status and direction of welder training in Indonesia and establishment of the American Welding Society (AWS) Accredited Welder Testing Facility at the SMK Negeri 2 Bandung Vocational High School located in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. It introduces the first AWS SENSE Pilot Program (Schools Excelling through National Skills Education) Entry Level and Intermediate Level I and II Welder program in Indonesia at for this facility. Most importantly however, students can actually graduate from high school, with a real globally recognized welding education certificate from the American Welding Society, endorsed by the USDOE, listed in the American Welding Society database of educated welders meeting those requirements. Lastly, it will outline why and how Indonesian Vocational Welding Instructors can and should be required to demonstrate their teaching expertise by preparing and achieving the AWS Certification for Welding Educators.
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TY - CONF AU - Steven Snyder AU - Dina Septriana PY - 2017/10 DA - 2017/10 TI - Vocational Welding Excellence â€" Integration by Adopting AWS Level I and II Entry and Intermediate Level Welder Curriculum Guidelines and Welding Educator Certification under the American Welding Society Established Programs BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Teacher Training and Education 2017 (ICTTE 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 154 EP - 162 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ictte-17.2017.17 DO - 10.2991/ictte-17.2017.17 ID - Snyder2017/10 ER -