Community College vs. Trade School: Career Training Comparison

trade school v community college It’s well known that workers who’ve received career training beyond high school tend to fair better in the job market. They generally enjoy greater career stability and incomes. A four-year university isn’t the only route to these benefits, though. Trade school and community college are two viable paths to promising careers. However, when it comes […] Read More

Faculty Feature – Meet Christal Mann

Christal, aged 41 from Murphysboro, IL, is a Welding Instructor at Tulsa Welding School. Christal graduated from Tulsa Welding School in 2003 and came back to teach at the campus in September 2016. She teaches Phase 5 which is 6010 & 7018 on pipe. Thanks for your time, Christal. Is Tulsa your first teaching job? […]

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Faculty Connection – Meet Freddie Westbrook

Mr. Freddie, as he’s known to his students, is the night shift Senior Lead Instructor at Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville campus. Freddie, 58, from Jacksonville, FL, started welding in 1973. Thanks for sharing your story, Freddie; how long have you been teaching at Tulsa Welding School? It’ll be nine years on November 14th this year. […]

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Scholarships for Children of Veterans

scholarship for veterans children May is Military Appreciation Month, and we want to honor not only our brave servicemen and women but also their family members. Children of veterans make great sacrifices while their parents have served. Making it easier for them to pursue higher education helps acknowledge the sacrifices. The following organizations specifically offer scholarships for children of […] Read More

Faculty Connections – Meet Casey Stafford

Casey is a Welding Specialist with Pipefitting Senior Instructor at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston. Casey, aged 32 from Blackwell, OK, graduated from the Welding Technology associate  degree program at Tulsa Welding School (Tulsa campus) in 2011. He has been in Houston for two and half years. Thanks for your time Casey. […]

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Graduate Connection – Meet Trey Withington

Trey, aged 31, from Cypress, Texas, graduated from the Welding Specialist with Pipefitting program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in June 2016. Trey commutes about two hours each way to his job in Hearne, Texas. Thanks for speaking with us, Trey. What were you doing prior to going to welding school […]

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What Is National Military Appreciation Month?

National Military Appreciaiton Month

The U.S. Armed Forces have shaped our nation’s history and continue to protect its people and values. In recognition and appreciation of this great service to the country, Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM). Throughout the month, a series of events honor the men and women serving in the military, veterans, and […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet David Wilkins

David, 64, is a Lead Senior Instructor at Tulsa Welding School. He first started welding in 1975. Thanks for your time. Where did you first learn to weld, David? I first learned to weld in a shop in Tulsa about 42 years ago when I was in my early 20s. I did a little welding […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet Shane Murphy

Shane, 28, is a Welding Instructor at Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville campus. Shane started his career as a welder’s helper working in the Texas oil fields; a couple of years later he attended TWS as a student. Thanks for your time, Shane. How long have you been teaching at Tulsa Welding School? Going on four […]

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3 Scholarships for Women in Trade School

welding scholarship for women

If you are a woman and want to start a career in the skilled trades, you can consider trade school scholarships to help fund your vocational training. Each of the scholarships listed here are for women. Here are some scholarship opportunities and how to apply for them. 1. Women in the Skilled Trades Scholarship Description: […]

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