Train to become a welder at TWS in just 18 weeks!

Get Ready for Life After Service

Your time in the military might almost be over, but your country still needs you. The DoD SkillBridge program provides active military members with a pathway to a fulfilling career that provides security and serves the community.

Train at an Approved DoD SkillBridge School

If you are within 180 days of release from active duty, you can train to become a welder at Tulsa Welding School (TWS) in just 18 weeks. TWS has been training students to work as welders since 1949. Welding programs at TWS are usually 7 months, but when you enroll through the DoD SkillBridge program, you’ll learn all the fundamentals of welding in a shorter time frame and can be ready for your career sooner.

Learn From Instructors Who Understand Military Service Members

You’ll train with the help of instructors who understand the challenges of adjusting to civilian life after military life. TWS has trained many Veterans to become lifelong welders. In fact, some of our instructors are Veterans as well. You’re in good hands.

As an added benefit, you will have a single instructor assigned throughout your training through the DOD SkillBridge approved 18-week Professional Welder program. You will receive focused training from an experienced welder at TWS.

GI Bill® and Special Military Tuition Pricing Is Available

You can apply the GI Bill® toward your training. Active military service members are also entitled to military tuition pricing to train at a more affordable price.

Non-Military Students $16,900 – $19,700
Military Students $15,200 – $20,385

 

Welding Careers Await You Across Different Industries

After graduation, welding job opportunities will be available to you in many different industries. Here are just a few:

  • Aerospace and Aviation
  • Automotive Shops
  • Shipbuilding
  • Construction
  • Military Government Contractors
  • Manufacturing
  • Boilermaking
  • Steamfitting

Training at an Approved DoD SkillBridge Program for the Highest Chance of Success TWS has an overall employment rate of 90% for all welding programs3. When you train to become a welder at TWS, you’re set up for success.

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Virtual Reality Training with OcuWeld

Train anywhere at anytime with OcuWeld, a virtual reality system that simulates the experience of welding—with no physical welding tools and no safety concerns. OcuWeld was created by welders for welders to help you practice your skills anywhere you want.

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Let School Help You Find Job Opportunities

Don’t hunt for a job on your own. TWS has a dedicated Career Services staff with connections to employers all over the country. We’ll help you write a resume, prepare for interviews and meet employers who are looking for workers.

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TWS is not part of the DOD

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. Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center (TWSTC) in Houston and TWS-Jacksonville are branch campuses of Tulsa Welding School, located at 2545 E. 11th St., Tulsa, OK 74104. Tulsa, OK campus is licensed by OBPVS and ASBPCE. Jacksonville, FL campus is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2331. TWSTC and TWS in Tulsa, OK are approved by TWC. TWS in Jacksonville is licensed by the Mississippi Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration, License No. C-668. Licensure indicates only that minimum standards have been met; it is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality. Licensure is not equivalent to or synonymous with accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. TWS in Jacksonville is also regulated by: Office for Career and Technical Schools, 10 N. Senate Ave, Suite SE 308, Indianapolis, IN 46204; [email protected]; http://www.in.gov/dwd/2731.htm. GI Bill® Eligible (check with local campus for specific eligibility). The AOSWT program is an Associate of Occupational Studies degree program and is not an academic degree. The AOSWT program is not approved for the following states: CO, GA, LA, MN, and TX. For more information about our programs, please visit our website at: https://www.tws.edu/student-resources/regulatory-information/.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Financial aid and scholarships available to those who qualify. Candidates need to refer to the scholarship information page to determine topic of essay (where applicable) and must meet all regular admissions requirements and be scheduled to start training prior to applying for a scholarship. If a student changes his/her re-enter date, the scholarship award may be forfeited. Scholarships are not transferable and most scholarships cannot be used in conjunction with any other scholarship TWS offers. In most cases, only one award will be given per student. If a student is eligible for multiple scholarships, the scholarship that is most beneficial to the student will be awarded. Scholarships will be distributed incrementally over the entire duration of the program. Scholarship eligibility requires continuous enrollment. Failure to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress may result in the probation and possible loss of scholarship. Termination from training may also result in the loss of a scholarship, which may increase your tuition obligation to TWS. Tuition charges will be based on the amount reflected on your Enrollment Agreement. See the reverse side of your Enrollment Agreement or the School Catalog for the school’s refund policy.

* According to 2019 IPEDS data TWS has the largest total combined enrollment of students for all post-secondary schools in the U.S. with the designated largest program of CIP Code Welding Technology/Welder.

iEmployment is expected to grow for Welders, Cutters, Solderers & Brazers (514121) in the US by 47,600 jobs from 2021 to 2031. Employment is expected to grow for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (499021) in the US by 40,100 jobs from 2021 to 2031. Employment is expected to grow for Electricians (472111) in the US by 79,900 jobs from 2021 to 2031. Employment is expected to grow for Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (472152) in the US by 48,600 jobs from 2021 to 2031. Employment is expected to grow for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (499051) in the US by 11,100 jobs from 2021 to 2031.https://www.careeronestop.org

** https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce

**** Electrical Lineworker program is a short program and not eligible for Title IV funding due to the definition of an Academic Year.

1 Total number of estimated graduates for TWS calculated based on historic data available as of Jan 1, 2023.

2 Indicates the total number of current partnered employers across all TWS locations as of May 2023.

***, 2 https://www.ziprecruiter.com/Salaries/Entry-Level-Welder-Salary , https://www.ziprecruiter.com/Salaries/Entry-Level-HVAC-Technician-Salary , https://www.ziprecruiter.com/Salaries/Electrician-Entry-Level-Salary

3 For students who started and completed their training during the 12-month period for which 150% of normal time for completion has elapsed and who attained employment in their field of study as outlined on our annual accreditation report dated July 2022. Refer to the most current Student Right-to-know Information for more details on calculation details https://www.tws.edu/student-resources/regulatory-information/

**, 10 AWS Welding Employment Stats: https://weldingworkforcedata.com/ Essential Disclaimer: https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce Welding Employment Stats: According to BLS data Oklahoma employed 9,010, Texas employed 48,380 and Florida employed 14,320, Tulsa employed 3,590, the Houston area employed 15,440, the Dallas area employed 9,910, and Jacksonville employed 1,260 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (514121). HVAC/R Employment Stats: According to BLS data Oklahoma employed 5,370, Texas employed 30,670 and Florida employed 33,560, Tulsa employed 1,680, the Houston area employed 6,610, the Dallas area employed 10,230, and Jacksonville employed 2,320 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanical and Installers (499021). Electrician Employment Stats: According to BLS data Oklahoma employed 7,910, Texas employed 64,360 and Florida employed 42,250, Tulsa employed 2,340, the Houston area employed 18,160, the Dallas area employed 17,600, and Jacksonville employed 3,510 Electricians (472111). Pipefitting Employment Stats: According to BLS data Texas employed 37,980,Florida employed 26930, Houston area employed 9,680 and Jacksonville employed 2,760 Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters (472152). Lineworker Employment Stats: According to BLS data Texas employed 11,960 and the Dallas area employed 2,300 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (499051). BLS data is reported through May 2022 http://data.bls.gov/oes.

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