Summary: Tulsa Welding School Jacksonville is hosting a welding competition for high school seniors. Students have the opportunity to win scholarships for TWS technical programs and other prizes.
TWS is holding an annual competition on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 3500 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216. An estimated 150 high school seniors are expected to travel from around the U.S. to Tulsa Welding School Jacksonville to compete for prizes and scholarships.
Tulsa Welding School holds its two competitions every year, one at the Tulsa, OK campus, and one at the Jacksonville, Florida campus. Last year between the two competitions at both campuses, TWS awarded over $245,000 in scholarships and prizes to participating students.
Awards are as follows:
First Place – full tuition scholarship to Tulsa Welding School
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Second place – half tuition scholarship to Tulsa Welding School
Third place – quarter tuition scholarship to Tulsa Welding School
All other contestants received a $500 tuition scholarship to Tulsa Welding School.
Over 400 people including contestants, families and instructors are expected to travel to Jacksonville from all over the U.S. In addition to the contest, the event also serves as an orientation to students interested in attending one of the school’s programs in Florida. The event includes a tour of the facilities, demonstrations by welding equipment manufacturers, talks from prospective employers, as well as Student Services, Financial Aid, and Admissions department representatives. Family members can even try their hand at welding and metal cutting to get a taste of what students experience in welder classes.
The competition itself is a timed arc welding test that requires participants to use various positions and techniques to complete. Contestants are graded on adherence to procedure, the quality of the weld, and final completion time.
Tulsa Welding School was founded in 1949 to train skilled tradesmen in welding. Over the decades, TWS expanded its program offerings and opened a second campus in Jacksonville. The Jacksonville campus now trains students in welding, Shipfitting, HVAC/R, solar, and electrical skills. High school graduates, veterans, and professionals searching for a way to gain experience in a new field are encouraged to contact Tulsa Welding School for more information about technical training.
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Accredited School, ACCSC. TWS-Jacksonville is a branch campus of Tulsa Welding School, located at 2545 E. 11th St., Tulsa, OK 74104. Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2331, and by the Mississippi Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration, License No. C-668. Accredited in Indiana by the SWIC (AC-0290). GI Bill Eligible (check with local campus for specific eligibility). For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete our programs, and other important information, please visit our website at: https://www.tws.edu/student-resources/regulatory-information/.