Struggling to have the right people with the right skills? Difficulty engaging & retaining your welder workforce? Turning away welding business due to workforce or capacity challenges? Idle equipment and missed deadlines are frustrating situations in this environment. Generational, market & cultural changes are disrupting our fabrication floors in completely different ways than ever before. In the US alone, there is projected to be 336,000 open welder positions by 2026. How do you avoid being swept up in the chaos all of this is causing?With five real world case studies, we will discuss how collaborative welding is improving outcomes for business leaders & welders alike. We will talk about how collaborative welding tools are: augmenting the existing welding workforce, raising productivity, creating product consistency, and helping employers retain happier & healthier workers. We will also share: how others are overcoming technology biases in the welding workforce, how to get your frontline workers to buying and we will close with a straight-forward action plan to get started.