Now more than ever, up-and-coming welders need the best training possible.

The manufacturing landscape of the 21st century is defined by increasingly high standards of quality, productivity, efficiency and regulatory compliance. With skilled welders continually aging out of the workforce, students of the trade at the high school, trade school and college levels require the best possible training to fill in the skills gap.

Lincoln Electric is well positioned to help educators provide that training. As a result of our longstanding relationship with industry, we have a unique insight into the issues manufacturers face every day and the skills they need from workers to meet the demands of a new era.

U/LINC® turns that insight and expertise into an effective curriculum aimed at training a new generation of welders for a new era in manufacturing.

How U/LINC® Works

Just log in to the website and access whatever assets you need for each day or each week of your instruction. All curriculum is aligned with AWS SENSE, state competencies, and most national standards, and can be articulated between high school and community colleges.

Additional online content is designed to augment instruction and generate trackable student homework.

U/LINC® is not an online, instructor-free program. The curriculum is divided into programs, then subdivided into lesson plans that you can arrange in whatever order is most appropriate to your training program. You decide what you want to teach and when you want to teach it. U/LINC® gives you the best possible tools to do it.

The U/LINC® Team

U/LINC was developed with input from a diverse team of welding and education experts.

Lincoln Electric tasked 35 independent welding instructors at high schools, career centers and community colleges around the U.S. with developing specific areas of welding training content. Lincoln Electric Welding School instructors reviewed the content for technical accuracy, then submitted it to a dedicated curriculum development team that enhanced and refined it with additional writing, photography, illustration and design.

Along the way, we consulted with partners at Texas A&M and the University of Missouri, who provided review and guidance to ensure that the curriculum was relevant and met all appropriate state and national standards.