Jacksonville, FL – January 20, 2012 – TWS Jacksonville (TWS) will be hosting their annual welding competition Saturday, Feb. 25.

Participants will be coming from at least eight states to compete for the grand prize of a full tuition scholarship to TWS Jacksonville. Several partial tuition scholarships and prizes will be awarded to top runner-ups, as well as a $500 scholarship for every participant. Contestants will be judged by members of the American Welding Society (AWS) and winners will be announced that day.

During the event, attendees and their families will be able to tour the TWS Jacksonville campus, speak to admissions counselors and attend demonstrations by TWS Jacksonville faculty and welding industry experts. A number of sponsors and vendors will also be on hand including Lincoln Electric, Airgas, Harris Torches, and DeWalt, for students to speak with and try welding and safety equipment, as well as employers to speak with about opportunities in the industry.

Additional sponsor-provided door prizes will also be given away.

Several hundred people including instructors, vendors, participants and their families are expected to be in attendance.

The competition is open to high school seniors who are currently taking a welding class in high school or at a vocational technical school. If you’re interested in participating in the competition or attending as a vendor, please contact TWS at 877-935-3529 for further details.

About Tulsa Welding School:

Tulsa Welding School has been training welders for over 60 years. With campuses in both Tulsa, Okla. and TWS Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fla., TWS helps Professional Welder program graduates all over the U.S. and graduates work in a variety of industries throughout the world.

Our dedicated staff has developed a largely hands-on curriculum that incorporates real world training and trains Professional Welder graduates in just 7 months.

TWS provides every student with a support team that is dedicated to their success. This includes financial aid assistance, housing support, temporary job assistance and graduate employment services.