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Domestic Distributor Training for Lincoln Electric Partners

Distributor Welding Fundamentals

Course Overview
This distributor training program covers general welding process fundamentals for the five main arc welding processes: SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, FCAW and SAW. The focus of this course is process knowledge while also covering Lincoln Electric products related to each process. The program is 50% classroom instruction and 50% hands-on.

Attendees
The course is designed for new distributor personnel in the welding industry or those who want to increase their general welding knowledge and welding skills.

Length
Corporate: 4.5 days

Topics Covered

  • ​Welding Safety
  • ​Automation Tour and Demonstrations
  • Lincoln Electric Overview
  • ​SAW Demo
  • Welding Fundamentals
  • Oxyfuel/Plasma Demonstrations
  • SMAW Process and Products
  • Pre-Test/Post-Test
  • GTAW Process and Products
  • Hands-On Welding
  • GMAW Process and Products
  • Basic Troubleshooting
  • FCAW Process and Products
  • Service Department Overview
  • ​Sales and Marketing Programs
  • Machine Division Tour

What’s Included

  • Coffee, snacks and lunch daily
  • One night’s dinner and entertainment
  • Training material hand-outs
  • All welding consumables and base material
  • Red Line Welding Gear Ready-Pak®
  • Certificate of completion

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Cleveland Corporate Campus
2017 Course Dates (5 days):

August 28 – September 1


Intermediate Distributor Training

Course Overview
This distributor product knowledge training program covers the features, advantages and benefits for equipment and consumables involved in SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, Engine Drives. This “out-of-the-box” training will allow all participants to set up equipment from the box/crate just as a customer would receive it. The participants also will weld and demonstrate using these products. The program is 30% classroom instruction and 70% hands-on.

Attendees
This course is designed for distributor personnel in the welding industry with a good welding process background who need more product knowledge and demonstration skills.

Length
Corporate: 3.5 days
Regional: 3 days

Topics Covered

  • Sales Skills Training​
  • Welding Safety
  • ​Competitive Comparisons
  • Automation Product Training
  • Lincoln Electric Overview
  • ​Pre-Test/Post-Test
  • SMAW Product Knowledge
  • Environmental Products
  • GTAW Product Knowledge
  • Basic Troubleshooting
  • GMAW Product Knowledge
  • Engine Drive Knowledge
  • Service Department Overview
  • Euclid Consumable Division Tour
  • Basic Metallurgy (steel, stainless steel, aluminum)
  • Sales and Marketing Programs
  • ​Product Hands-on Demonstrations

What’s Included

  • Coffee, snacks and lunch daily
  • One night’s dinner and entertainment
  • Training material hand-outs
  • All welding consumables and base material
  • Red Line Welding Gear Ready-Pak®
  • Certificate of completion

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Cleveland Corporate Campus
2017 Course Dates (3.5 days):
October 3-6

Regional Locations
2017 Course Dates (3 days):
Northwest: October 10-12
Los Angeles: October 24-26


Advanced Distributor Training

Course Overview
This distributor product knowledge training program covers the advanced technology Power Wave® equipment platform as well as advanced waveforms to increase safety, quality and productivity for customers. The program is 50% classroom instruction and 50% hands-on.

Attendees
Designed for experienced distributor sales or management personnel with a good background on processes and basic product knowledge who want to learn about the technological advances in welding.

Length
Corporate: 3 days
Regional: 3 days

Topics Covered

  • Welding Safety
  • ​Product Hands-on Demonstrations
  • Lincoln Electric Overview
  • Consumable R&D Tour
  • Power Wave® Product Knowledge
  • Machine R&D Tour
  • Power Wave® AC/DC 1000 SAW Product Knowledge
  • ​Automation Product Training
  • Waveform Software Solutions
  • Pre-Test/Post-Test
  • Sales and Marketing Programs
  • Basic Troubleshooting

What’s Included

  • Coffee, snacks and lunch daily
  • One night’s dinner and entertainment
  • Training material hand-outs
  • All welding consumables and base material
  • Red Line Welding Gear Ready-Pak®
  • Certificate of completion

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Cleveland Corporate Campus
2017 Course Dates (3 days):

November 14-16

Regional Locations
2017 Course Dates (3 days):
Los Angeles: September 12-14


Cost Reduction/Productivity Distributor Training

Course Overview
This hands-on course will help you understand ways to implement productivity improvements and reduce welding costs for customers.

Attendees
Designed for experienced distributor sales or management personnel with a good background on processes and basic product knowledge.

Length
Corporate: 3.5 days

Topics Covered

  • Applications Department Overview
  • ​Hands-on Exercises
  • Welding Safety – Cost Reduction Focus
  • ​Automation ROI
  • Lincoln Electric Overview
  • Advanced Robotic Cost Saving Solutions
  • Power Wave® Product Knowledge
  • Mentor Consumable Tour
  • Waveform Solutions
  • Pre-Test/Post-Test
  • Welding Cost Reduction Fundamentals
  • Sales and Marketing Programs
  • Deposition Rate Cost Analysis
  • Travel Speed Cost Analysis
  • Power Wave® AC/DC 1000 SD Submerged Arc Demonstration

What’s Included

  • Coffee, snacks and lunch daily
  • One night’s dinner and entertainment
  • Training material hand-outs
  • All welding consumables and base material
  • Red Line Welding Gear Ready-Pak®
  • Certificate of completion

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Cleveland Corporate Campus
2017 Course Dates (3.5 days):
December 12-15


Distributor Honors Course

Course Overview
The four-week Honors Course is designed to teach distributor sales personnel how to weld and apply welding cost-reduction practices. The course includes more than 100 hours of welding time. The majority of the classroom time is focused on learning how to accurately cost out a weld as well as how to increase productivity when performing a weld.

Attendees
The intended audience is distributor sales personnel targeted as key resources for the future of your organization. Attendees will receive an in-depth exposure to welding techniques, processes and technologies, as well as cost-reduction audit and selling practices.

Length
20 days – 1 week each month for 4 months

Topics Covered

  • Stick, MIG, TIG and Flux-cored welding process proficiency
  • 5-6 hours of welding each day in a personal weld booth
  • Using weld skills for value-added selling
  • Cost reduction selling and audit practices

What’s Included

  • Coffee, snacks and lunch daily
  • Training material hand-outs
  • All welding consumables and base material
  • Certificate of completion

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Training in Atlanta, GA, for three weeks
Training in Cleveland, OH, for fourth week

Week 1: August 28 – September 1
Week 2: September 25-29
Week 3: November 13-17
Week 4: December 4-8


International Distributor Training for Lincoln Electric Partners

Two comprehensive training programs are offered for our authorized international distributors on our North American products. The two-week Basic course has a strong focus on hands-on welding and provides the fundamentals of the main arc welding processes. The two-week Advanced course has a strong focus on product training, including Power Waves® and other advanced welding technologies. The two programs are held on an alternating year basis (starting in 2017).

International Basic Distributor Training (scheduled in 2017) >
International Advanced Distributor Training (scheduled in 2018) >