Graduate Connections

Graduate Connections – Meet Na’Shon Hinkins

Na’Shon, 47, from Augusta, Georgia, graduated from the seven-month Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in Jacksonville in January 2022. Thanks for your time, Na’Shon. Tell us about your journey to Tulsa Welding School in your 40s. I had a completely different career. I was a specialty contractor installing sheetrock, carpet, hardwood floors, painting, […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Stephen Hickman

Stephen, 19, from Flippin, Arkansas, graduated the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in January 2022. Thanks for your time, Stephen. At 19, did you come straight to TWS from high school? Yes, I moved to Tulsa 13 days after I graduated high school in May 2021. So, why did you decide on welding […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Devin Kelbch

Devin, 34, from Reno, Nevada, graduated the Professional Welder program at TWS in late April 2022. We spoke with him just a couple of days later. Devin graduated “Top Welder” and won a welding machine! Thanks for your time, Devin. At 34, what did you do before you came to welding school? I actually did […]

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Graduate Connections – Brandon Barnes

Brandon, 43, from Bay City, Texas, graduated the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in December 2021. Thanks for your time, Brandon. In your early 40s, was coming to welding school a career change? Yes, it was. I was doing something completely different. I was cooking, I was working […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Noah Love

Noah, 25, is from Ocala, Florida. He graduated from the seven-month Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in Jacksonville in February 2022. Thanks for your time, Noah. Tell us about your journey to Tulsa Welding School. I actually went to prison when I was 16. I made a bad choice; it was for burglary. […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Allison Espinoza

Allison, 27, from Houston, Texas, graduated the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in January 2022. Thanks for your time, Allison. What did you do before Tulsa Welding School? At 19 years old, I was bartending. So, how did you get into welding? I was really into cars and […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Matt Youmans

Matt, 30, from Lovelady, Texas, graduated the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in January 2022.   Thanks for your time, Matt; what did you do before Tulsa Welding School? When I graduated high school, I went to work for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a Correctional […]

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