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Tulsa Welding School – Jacksonville, Florida
Tulsa Welding School Hosts Annual Welding Competition in Jacksonville
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 its annual welding competition on Saturday, February 28, 2015, 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 two competitions every year – one at the Tulsa campus and one at the Jacksonville campus. Last year TWS awarded over $245,000 in scholarships and prizes to participating students at the two competitions.
Awards are as follows:
First place – full-tuition scholarship to Tulsa Welding School
Second place – half-tuition scholarship to Tulsa Welding School
Third place – quarter-tuition scholarship to Tulsa Welding School
All other contestants will receive a $500 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 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; and talks from prospective employers as well as representatives from the Student Services, Financial Aid, and Admissions Departments. Family members can even try their hand at welding and metal cutting to get a taste of what students experience in welding classes. Regional Campus President Mark Staats explains, “The Tulsa Welding School annual welding competition is an excellent opportunity for our high school students to actively compete for scholarships and thousands of dollars worth of prizes. Hundreds of students, families, and instructors travel from all over the country in order to participate. We are extremely excited to have them come and join us for this event being held at the campus and take part in these much-anticipated events.”
The competition itself is a timed arc welding test that requires participants to use various positions and techniques. Contestants are graded on adherence to procedure, 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 has opened campuses in Jacksonville, Florida, and Houston, Texas. In addition to welding the Jacksonville campus trains students in HVAC/R, solar, and electrical skills.
For more information please contact:
Regional Campus President
Accredited School, ACCSC. TWS-Jacksonville located at 1750 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216 is recognized by ACCSC as a satellite location of TWS-Jacksonville located at 3500 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216, which 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. This institution is regulated by: State Workforce Innovation Council, Office for Career and Technical Schools, 10 N. Senate Ave, Room SE 304, Indianapolis, IN 46204; [email protected]; 317-234-8338 or 317-232-1732. The Electronic Systems Technician program is not approved by Louisiana at this time. 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/.