Continuing Education

Part of the GAWDA experience is to provide the resources necessary to grow your business. People development is a key foundation for this growth. Continuing education in distribution management provides the knowledge upon which people develop and refine management skills enabling businesses to grow more successfully.
(If you can recommend an industrial management school, welding school, or helpful seminar that other welding industry managers would find valuable, please submit names and contact numbers to nalexis@gawda.org.)

The Lincoln Electric Welding School

Hobart Institute of  Welding Technology

AWS Welding Education Programs

Texas A&M University’s Thomas A. Read Center

  • id.tamu.edu/professional-development
    In keeping with its vision of the future, the Read Center educates the industry leaders of tomorrow through the Texas A&M University undergraduate program in Industrial Distribution. The nation’s oldest (established in 1956) and largest, the program combines extensive business and management education with practical engineering courses. If it has to do with research or education in industrial distribution, chances are we can help.

NAM Manufacturing Institute partnered with the University of Phoenix

  • www.phoenix.edu/alliance/mi/manufacturer.html
    Together, the Institute and University of Phoenix will help NAM-member companies develop a sustainable manufacturing workforce for the 21st century. We recognize the value of higher education and manufacturing for both companies and their employees. We are creating a more educated, skilled and mobile manufacturing workforce, so NAM-member companies may continue to be competitive and successful in the global market.

Center For Distribution Education

  • www.distributioned.com/
    CDE provides easy access to comprehensive, distribution-specific education. A partnership between Corporate Strategies, Inc. and Purdue University’s Midwest Center for Advanced Technology Education, CDE provides three tracks of courses: Management (for senior and middle managers), General (for managers and employees in specific functional areas), and Core (courses suitable for all employees).