WEST ORANGE, N.J., May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Educational Services Inc. (NASDAQ: LINC), a national leader in specialized technical training, today announced it has joined the American Welding Society (AWS) as an Educational Institution Member. AWS is the leading organization of welding professionals in the United States.
Luis Vendrell, Corporate Director of Product Development-Skilled Trades at Lincoln Tech, notes that AWS projects the American workforce will need to add more than 290,000 welders by 2020 to keep pace with a wide variety of manufacturing and industrial needs.
"Lincoln Technical Institute's commitment to skills-based education aligns perfectly with the AWS mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding. We are providing our welding students with the tools required to help overcome the technical skills gap now facing America's most important industries," Vendrell stated. "We look forward to accessing the valuable resources now available to us as well as enjoying a long and meaningful relationship with AWS."
The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919 as a multifaceted, nonprofit organization with a mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes worldwide, including brazing, soldering, and thermal spraying. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, and led by a volunteer organization of officers and directors, AWS serves more than 70,000 members worldwide and is composed of 22 Districts with 250 Sections and student chapters. For more information, visit the society's website at http://www.aws.org and click on "Pressroom."
About Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a provider of diversified career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults degree and diploma programs. The Company operates under three reportable segments: Transportation and Skilled Trades, Healthcare and Professional Services, and Transitional. Lincoln has provided the workforce with skilled technicians since its inception in 1946. Lincoln currently operates 31 campuses in 15 states under five brands: Lincoln College of Technology, Lincoln Technical Institute, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, Lincoln Culinary Institute and Lincoln College of New England. As of March 31, 2015, approximately 13,400 students were enrolled at Lincoln's campuses.
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