Faculty Connections

Faculty Appreciation Month 2022 at Tulsa Welding School

May was Faculty Appreciation Month at Tulsa Welding School. During Faculty Appreciation Month, we take some time to celebrate our hardworking instructors, talking about the incredible work they do to make our students’ dreams come true, as well as their personal lives. This year features some new faculty and some longtime faculty who haven’t been […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet Mark Escamilla

Mark, 44, from Kingsville, Texas, is a Senior Welding Instructor and a Pipefitting Instructor at the Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston. Mark has been teaching at TWSTC for about three and a half years and has 27 years’ experience in the welding and pipefitting field. Thanks for your time, Mark. Tell us […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet Carlos Villarreal

Carlos, 65, from Weslaco, Texas, is an HVAC Instructor at the Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston. A United States Navy veteran, Carlos has been at TWSTC for about two and a half years. Thanks for your time, Carlos. Tell us a little about your long and varied career. I dropped out of […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet James Macik

James, 51, from Houston, Texas, is a Senior Welding Instructor and a Pipefitting Instructor at the Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston. James has been at TWSTC for about a year and a half. He joined before Covid started, then took a brief leave of absence before coming back. Thanks for your time, […]

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Faculty Connections – Michael Lambert

Michael, 28, from Inola, Oklahoma, is a Senior Welding Instructor at Tulsa Welding School. He usually teaches 115, which is the Pipe Welding phase of the Professional Welder program, in the evening shift. Thanks for your time, Michael. How long have you been teaching at TWS? This is my fourth month teaching at Tulsa Welding […]

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Faculty Connections – John Jacobs

John, 27, from Jacksonville, Florida, is a Welding Instructor at Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville campus.  A TWS graduate himself, John joined as an instructor six months ago. He currently teaches the final phase of the Professional Welder program – the Welding Capstone, phase 125. Thanks for your time, John. Talk us through your welding career. […]

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Faculty Connections – Derrick Jack

Derrick, 46, from New Orleans, Louisiana, is a Senior Welding Instructor at the Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston. He and his family left Louisiana for Texas after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Derrick has been at TWSTC for about five and a half years and has been welding since 2008. Thanks for your […]

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