Entering its second century, the welding profession is maturing, with many employers requiring more exposure to robotic automation, advanced equipment, exotic materials, specialized code certification, theory, welding procedure specifications and more. With advances and specialization, there is a growing need for welders who understand more than how to hold a torch and join metal.
As a result, public, private and skilled trade schools at every level are developing new education programs designed to deliver the workforce industry is demanding today to remain globally competitive. In parallel, the need for skilled welding instructors and appropriate curriculum is growing as workforce development partnerships take hold and federal and state grant funds become available.
There is a science and an art to welding – and teaching. Lincoln Electric, with a century in welding, research, instruction, participation in industry groups, code development and support of educator, trade and youth organizations – offers the industry’s freshest and most comprehensive product, curriculum and resources intended for the education market today.
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U/LINC is a complete curriculum of lesson plans, videos, student handouts,
tests, presentations and more designed to supercharge your teaching
experience and free you from curriculum development.
Exclusive for educational institutions, this comprehensive web-based portal, was developed to help educators get the educational materials and resources needed for any welding program. Learn More
Lincoln Electric offers the welding educator the right welding, cutting training and booth equipment to help you set up your school and bridge the manufacturing skilled trades gap. Select from a variety of solutions -- from multi-process welding systems, virtual reality welding training systems designed to help you augment a blended training approach, weld fume extraction, and even CNC plasma cutting and robotic welding. Learn More
Find new curriculum, teaching aid and other training materials intended for classroom and lab use in the high school, community college, university, trade or union school environment HERE.
Order technical literature that can serve as student resources in the classroom or purchase educational materials at our Education Portal.
For an arc welder, safety practices and personal protective equipment, when used properly, protect against potential hazards. Here you will find documents, posters and other materials that will help you inform and remind your students about safe shop and welding practices. Learn More
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The James F. Lincoln Foundation is a non-profit, welding education organization founded in 1936 to promote welding as a better method of joining metals and to promote welding as a career choice. It is the only organization in the United States solely dedicated to educating the public about the art and science of arc welding. Formed when the arc welding industry was in its infancy, the Foundation is now in its seventh decade of publishing educational texts and granting cash awards to recognize technical achievements. Learn More
Located at Lincoln Electric’s Headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio since 1917, the Lincoln Electric Welding School has instructed over 250,000 men and women in theory, techniques and practices of welding safety and arc welding processes. Learn More
The Lincoln Electric Welding Technology Center conducts professional seminars and workshops throughout the year on a variety of topics for different customer and educator groups, including engineers, administrators, instructors and product customers. Each seminar is designed to share information on the latest technologies, teaching systems and methodology, product advancements and engineering practices and concepts. Learn More
Lincoln Electric is a proud supporter of the 4-H, FFA, Boy Scouts of America, SkillsUSA and WorldSkills International student organizations. Learn More
Lincoln Electric is committed to providing the union skilled trades with leading edge welding safety, technology and products. Including special pricing programs and training at the national or local level at sites across the country, Lincoln Electric continues to support the skilled trades with the materials, product and technology required to remain competitive. Learn More
Lincoln Electric offers a variety of training courses for our network of authorized field service shops. The courses vary from three to five days and cover detailed instruction on how to troubleshoot and repair various Lincoln Electric welding equipment. They also include discussions on basic electricity and welder components, basic circuitry and theory of operation.
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The Lincoln Electric Welding Technology Center conducts seminar and workshops covering the latest welding technology and processes and engineering practices and concepts.
Located at Lincoln Electric’s Headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. Since 1917, the Lincoln Electric Welding School has instructed over 100,000 men and women in the various methods and techniques of safety and arc welding processes.
For an arc welder, safety practices and personal protective equipment, when used properly, protect against potential hazards. Here you will find information on both mandatory safety practices and those based on shop experience to train and educate welders of all skill levels.
Lincoln Electric offers the welding instructor and educator the right tools to bridge the manufacturing skills gap. These equipment packages are designed to meet your welding training needs. Select from a variety of solutions from virtual welding to weld fume extraction to robotic welding.