77% of future students have more than just a 4-year college degree on their minds: they’re also thinking about what they need to do to thrive and succeed for the rest of their lives.1

High school students deserve to know about all the options awaiting them after graduation. A traditional university education might be the right path for some students, but it isn’t the right path for all students.

Students have a lot on their mind when they think about life after high school:

  • Careers with employer demand*
  • Flexibility
  • Opportunities for work/life balance

The next step after high school is one of the biggest decisions every student will face. Make sure they choose the right one. Tulsa Welding School has been training high school graduates for careers in the skilled trades since 1949. In less time than it takes to earn a college degree, can learn the skills they need to enter the workforce as a welder, HVAC/R technician or electrician.

A Bright Future Awaits High School Students in the Skilled Trades

Welders are in demand. In fact, according to the American Welding Society, 314,000 new welding professionals are projected to be needed by 2024.*

Welders work in many different industries such as:

  • Aerospace and aviation
  • Automotive shops
  • Shipbuilding
  • Construction
  • The military
  • Manufacturing

HVAC technicians and electricians are needed anywhere that electrician and AC control is required. Here are just a few environments that need these types of tradespeople:

  • Homes
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Office buildings
  • Factories

High school grads can make good wages in the skilled trades:

The median salary for welders is $47,010 as of May 2021.2

The median salary for HVAC technicians is $48,630 as of May 2021.3

The median salary for electricians is $60,040 as of May 2021.4

 

Welders Are Lifelong Students

Welders, HVAC technicians and electricians have just as much to learn as college students in a classroom.

Welding technology is always experiencing innovation. Welding processes require focus, attention to detail and the ability to use welding tools to get the job done.

Welding certifications, like the certifications The American Welding Society offers, put a welder’s skills to the test. Certified welders have proof of their credentials and their welding knowhow. The more you can show off your welding skills, the more job opportunities and earning potential you unlock.

HVAC technicians usually need certifications like the EPA certification to work with refrigerants. Electricians work with technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

To be great at the trades is to be a great student, no matter your age.

Show Students the Way to Career-Based Training at Tulsa Welding School

Visit one of our campuses in person between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Individual or group tours available. Click here to schedule an appointment for a tour (link to Calendly)

  • Tour our labs in ACTION
  • Meet expert instructors
  • Discover potential new career opportunities in the skilled trades
  • See what TWS student life is like
  • Meet our friendly staff that can answer your questions about tuition planning & student services
  • Come meet our Career Services team and find out how they can help you enter your new career

Experience our Virtual Tour now!

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Find TWS campuses at the addresses below:

Tulsa Welding School, Tula Campus
2545 East 11th Street
Tulsa, OK 74104

Phone: 918-587-6789
Email:  [email protected]

Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville Campus
3500 Southside Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32216

Phone: 904-656-9353
Email: [email protected]

Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center
243A Greens Rd.
Houston, TX 77060

Phone: 281-975-0500
Email: [email protected]

Let Us Come to You

Would you like to learn more about our career-focused 6-9-month programs in the skilled trades for your juniors and seniors?

  • Welding
  • HVAC/R
  • Electrical

Send us your contact info and let’s connect!

We can schedule an in-class presentation about life after high school and the road ahead for high school graduates, focusing on post-high school education/career options and budgeting for their adult life.

Upcoming Events

See what training for a career in the skilled trades is like directly at our campus during one of our Open House events. Dates TBA!

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