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Graduate Connections – Meet Charles Payne

Charles, 24, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but grew up in New Jersey. Charles completed the seven-month Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in Jacksonville in August 2023.  Thanks for your time, Charles. What did you do before coming to TWS?  Out of high school in New Jersey I first worked at Walmart. Then […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Travis Barnes

Travis, 31, is a hometown boy; he has lived in Jacksonville, Florida, his entire life. Travis completed the seven-month Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in Jacksonville in December 2023. He then stayed an extra couple of months to add the Pipefitting course, which he completed in February 2024.  Thanks for your time, Travis. […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet ShayBreon Gray

ShayBreon, 20, is from Courtland, Virginia. She completed the seven-month Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in Jacksonville in August 2023.  Thanks for your time, Shay. What did you do in the short time after high school before coming to TWS?  I finished high school in 2021, and then took a year off trying […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Julia Estrada

Julia, 19, from Perryton, Texas, completed the seven-month Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in February 2024.  Thanks for your time, Julia. Did you come to Tulsa Welding School right after high school?  Yes, straight out of high school. I graduated in May, and then I left for Tulsa in July just before my […]

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Faculty Appreciation Month – Tim Holloway

Tim, 36, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a senior welding instructor at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston. Tim has been an instructor with TWSTC just shy of two years.  Thanks for your time, Tim; how long have you been welding? When I was a young kid, my stepdad had a sheet metal […]

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Faculty Appreciation Month – Thomas Crews

Thomas, 50, born in Amelia Island, north of Jacksonville, FL, is a welding instructor at Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville campus. Thomas has been an instructor at TWS for more than five years.  Thanks for your time, Thomas; how long have you been welding? I’ve been welding since I was 18, so almost 33 years. Over […]

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Faculty Appreciation Month – Travis Tollette

Travis, 37, is a hometown Tulsa, Oklahoma, guy. Travis is an electrical instructor at Tulsa Welding School and has been with the school for about seven months.  Thanks for your time, Travis; how long have you been in the electrical field? Seven years, and a lot of that time was spent in service, so I […]

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