Graduate Connections

Graduate Connections – Meet Faith Tarver

Faith, 34, originally from New York, graduated from the Professional Welder with Pipefitting program at Tulsa Welding School in Jacksonville in June 2021. Thanks for sharing your story, Faith. Tell us what you did before coming to Tulsa Welding School. I went into fast-food out of high school. My goal was to be a store […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Dallan Johnson

Dallan, 19, from Santa Fe, Texas, graduated the Professional Welder with Pipefitting program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in July 2021. Thanks for your time Dallan. Did you go straight to welding school out of high school? I actually started in July after graduating high school in June. I had one […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Summer Erickson

Summer, 28, from Hinton, OK, graduated the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in June 2021. Thanks for your time, Summer. What did you do before coming to welding school last year? I didn’t really have a career before this. I was mostly a stay-at-home mom. At one point, I had a pretty cool […]

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Graduate Connections – Allison Machicek

Allison, 25, from Yoakum, Texas, graduated the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in July 2021. We spoke with Allison four days after she graduated, just two days into her new welding job! Thanks for your time, Allison. Tell us a little about your background. I was fifteen the […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Joseph LeBlanc

Joseph, 30, from Houston, Texas, graduated the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston on April 30, 2021. Joseph graduated with a 4.0 GPA, and also featured on the President’s List. His 4.0 gave him the opportunity to participate in a school welding competition that he went on to win; […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet April Long

April, 27, from Willis, Texas, graduated the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in July 2021. Thanks for your time, April. What brought you to welding? I actually first enrolled in Tulsa Welding School in 2015, but I had to drop out about four months into the program because […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Robert Carlson II

Robert, 45, from Jacksonville, Florida, graduated the Refrigeration Technologies program in June 2021 at Tulsa Welding School in Jacksonville. Thanks for sharing your story, Robert. What brought you to TWS in your 40s? I took this seven-month course to become a refrigeration tech because I was looking at a complete career change. I got my […]

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