Nate Bowman: The Value of AWS Welding Certification

Nate Bowman is the director of welding optimization and education at Central Welding Supply, a CWI, CWE and CWS, and a well-established social media welding influencer.

Nate Bowman has been chosen by AWS to help promote their campaign for AWS education and programs for CWI, CWE, and CWS welding certifications. Known as the Weld Scientist in his spare time on public media, Nate uses his deep understanding of the science of welding to inspire others to take their welding careers to higher ground.

Watch the video to find out why Bowman says that earning one’s CWI is “a huge step in earning
credibility as a welder.”

To produce the series of videos for the AWS Certified campaign, Bowman solicited the help
of his good friend and award-winning cinematographer, Jesse Larson.

Nate Bowman, headquartered in Portland, works primarily with the SW Washington & Oregon Region sales teams, extending support through the Seattle area to the North end of Washington. Nate provides support to sales, customer training, equipment demos, and weld process troubleshooting in the field. He covers some big internal projects as well.

Through a deep personal commitment to ongoing education, and promoting AWS (American Welding Society) ongoing training, continuing education, and CERTIFICATION, nationally, Nate was chosen by AWS to share his message. AWS has recruited Nate for raising awareness and the profile of AWS’s certified programs: Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Certified Welding Educator (CWE) and Certified Welding Supervisor (CWS).

His personal mission has been to help the next generation step in and fill the gaps – and new opportunities – created as veterans of welding and fabrication across all industries head to retirement. It’s a recurring topic on his social media platforms, and something he speaks about in articles and industry podcasts and interviews.

Nate is part of a team within Central Welding Supply in partnership with Blair Haverstraw, another certified welding specialist in the North end. Together with Bob Hankel they lend their accreditation to help customers and the whole team from the Welding Lab and Training Center, constructed at our Pacific Welding Supplies location in Auburn, WA. It’s a means to the end for all Central Welding Supply and Pacific Welding Supplies sales staff to achieve their CWI certifications, so we can continue to be on the cutting edge of education and process, and well versed on procedure and code.


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