What Does it Take to Learn Welding?

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Welding is a great career if you like to work with your hands, stay active while on the job, or get a sense of accomplishment from a completed project. Given that welding requires handling large pieces of metal, operating various welding tools, and following several safety precautions, you might wonder, what does it take to […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Archie Gantes

Archie, aged 28, now calls Orange Park, FL, home. He moved from the Philippines to the U.S. about six months before he enrolled in the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville campus in early 2014. He graduated in September of that year. Thanks for your time, Archie. You’re from the Philippines; how long […]

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How to Become a Welding Inspector

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Certified welding inspectors ensure welds conform to safety and quality criteria. Typical welding inspector responsibilities may include writing inspection reports, ensuring compliance, and developing inspection procedures. Welding inspectors generally have training aside from welding classes. You will also need extra credentials other than welding certification. Depending on the level of training completed, you must demonstrate […]

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Welding Videos – Career, Training & Certification

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Are you considering a career in welding? Do you want to know more about it before you sign up for formal welding training? There are many online welding resources these days. Check out the following welding videos to learn more about this dynamic industry. Tulsa Welding School With campuses in Jacksonville, Florida; Houston, Texas; and […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Marianela Reyes

Marianela, 27, was born in Tampa, FL, raised in Pennsylvania, and has called Broken Arrow, OK, home for the past 10 years. After a variety of bad decisions and dead-end jobs, a friend introduced Marianela to the potential of a welding career in June 2015. The following week she enrolled. Just seven months later in […]

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HVAC and Solar Career Training

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Indoor climate control and solar energy are two growing industries. Job opportunities are expected to be available for those with the training to work on HVAC and solar panel system equipment in the coming years. 1 2 An electro-mechanical technologies training program is one path to either career. HVAC Careers The Bureau of Labor Statistics […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Nicholas Gilder

Nicholas, aged 26, born and raised in Jacksonville, FL, graduated from the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville campus in June 2014. Thanks for your time Nicholas. What did you do before enrolling at Tulsa Welding School? It’s kind of a crazy story. Having been homeschooled I tried college early – at about […]

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Why Become an Electrician

training to be an electrician If you are interested in becoming an electrician, this is a good time. Electricians install, maintain, and repair power and lighting systems and equipment in homes and businesses. Job outlook is strong The job outlook for electricians has faster than average growth of 14% by 2024. 1 Competitive salary for short training period Like other […] Read More

What is Career Services – Meet Julia Buttelmann

Julia Buttelmann has been the Director of Career Services at Tulsa Welding School and Technology Center (TWSTC) in Houston for over a year. She previously was the Director of Career Services at a technical school that offered seven different programs. Julia has been an adjunct instructor and a course developer where she discovered her passion […]

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Choosing a Career in the Trades after High School

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The idea that everyone should go to college in order to land a good job doesn’t work for everyone. Students need options for all career paths like vocational training for skilled trades. Trade School in Europe vs. America In Europe, vocational training has long been seen as the beginning of a thriving career. The German […]

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