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Graduate Connections – Meet Anthony Esposito

Anthony, 31, from Splendora, Texas, graduated from the Welding Specialist program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in July 2019. Thanks for your time, Anthony. Tell us what you did before welding school?  In 2006 I joined the U.S. Army when I was 17. I went to Iraq and then Afghanistan a […]

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Employer Connections – Watco Companies

To give you some insight into the kinds of companies that recruit TWS graduates, we spoke with Olivia Grosdidier, Senior Recruiter with Watco Companies in Pittsburg, Kansas.  Thanks for your time, Olivia. Please tell us a little about your own background. I have been with Watco for about two and a half years, and this […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Ashley Walker

Ashley, 27, from Colorado, graduated from the Welding Specialist program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in May 2019. Ashley moved to Houston in May 2017 when she decided she needed to change her career path.  Thanks for your time, Ashley. What made you choose a career in welding?   After high school, […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Latisha Nichols

Latisha, a 24-year-old single mom from Eufaula, Oklahoma, graduated from the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in July 2019.  Thanks for sharing your story, Latisha. Tell us what you did before coming to welding school. I was just working customer service. I got tired of it. The pay wasn’t good, so I decided […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Travis Davis

Travis, 31, born and raised in Houston, Texas, graduated from the Welding Specialist program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in July 2018.  Thanks for sharing your story, Travis. Tell us what you did before welding school.   I went to college and got my associate degree. Even then I realized I needed […]

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Employer Connections – Marmen Inc.

To give you insight into the companies that recruit TWS graduates, we spoke with Leah R. Jaeger, Human Resources Generalist, with Marmen Inc. in Brandon, South Dakota. Thanks for your time, Leah. Please tell us a little about yourself. I got lucky and scored my dream job right out of college. I went to South […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Melanie Oudthorne

Melanie, age 29, from Arkansas, graduated from the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in July 2019.  Thanks for sharing your story, Melanie. Tell us about life before attending welding school. I had my daughter at 19—she is now 9—and then I worked on a military installation for six years before I went to […]

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