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Graduate Connections – Meet Brian Cook

Brian, 19, from Greenville, Missouri, graduated the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in January 2021. Thanks for your time, Brian. At age 19, I guess you came to Tulsa right out of high school? Yes, I moved to Tulsa a little less than a month after I graduated high school. What made you […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Jose Pol

Jose, 59, from Brooklyn, NY, graduated from the Electro-Mechanical Technologies (EMT) program in June 2020 and the Professional Welder program in January 2021, both at Tulsa Welding School in Jacksonville. Thanks for sharing your story, Jose. Tell us about your career before coming to TWS. I joined the U.S. Army at 18. I spent 26 […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Daniel Cornelius

Daniel, 34, was born in Houston, but raised in Marshall, Texas, close to the Louisiana state line. Daniel graduated the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in January 2021. Thanks for your time, Daniel. What brought you to welding in your 30’s? I’ve always had an interest in welding, and I saw the TWS […]

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Graduate Connections – Heather Smart

Heather, 22, from Cleveland, Texas, graduated the Welding Specialist with Pipefitting program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in October 2019. Thanks for your time, Heather. Did you enroll in welding school straight out of high school? I started a couple of months after high school. I ran into a couple of […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet James Ferguson

James, 37, from Tulsa, OK, graduated the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in July 2020. Thanks for your time, James. What did you do before enrolling in welding school? I spent my formative years after high school basically bouncing from job to job. I was never good at holding down a job because […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Gino Marks

Gino, 22, from Coleman, Texas, graduated the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in spring 2017.   Thanks for your time, Gino. Did you enroll in welding school right out of high school? I did. It was a big change for me, moving to Houston to go to welding […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Jeremiah Kantun

Jeremiah, 21, was born in Fresno, CA; he was raised in Mexico before moving back to the U.S. at the age of 14. The family settled in Houston in 2014, where Jeremiah attended high school. He graduated from the Welding Specialist program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in August 2020.   […]

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