Women in Welding – Meet Katryn Mullett

Katryn, 29, originally from New Hampshire, was working in a nursing home before she got a call from her brother that would change her life. “My brother was stationed here in Jacksonville. After he completed his time in the Navy, he decided to come to Tulsa Welding School. He called and told me that he […]

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5 States with the Highest Employment Levels for Welders

welding with sparks If you’re considering learning welding or have already begun taking welding classes, chances are you’re wondering where you’ll find work once you complete your training. Where are welders employed? The following gives an overview of the five states with the highest levels of employment for welding jobs. Salary and employment numbers are based on U.S. […] Read More

Virtual Reality in Welding

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Virtual reality made a huge splash in 2016 when headsets like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR were introduced for everyday consumers. 1 While most people may associate this fascinating technology with video games, virtual reality can give a perspective into a real world like being a professional welder. Virtual Reality in Education Tulsa […]

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Women in Welding – Meet Ryann Jones

Ryann graduated from the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville campus, in May 2016. Ryann, a single mom of two, says she gets a lot of questions about why she chose welding school. “I was raised as a tomboy. My father was a sergeant in the military, so he was very strict. I […]

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Women in Welding – Meet Kimberly Powell

Kimberly graduated from the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville campus, in July 2016. Kimberly is a Veteran. She served in the Army National Guard for six years, enlisting at 21. After high school, before enlisting in the Army, Kimberly tried college for a while, but it didn’t work out. “I started attending […]

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Welding School Guide: How to Become a Certified Welder

certified welder Becoming a certified welder can be the first step to landing a great job after welding school. Here’s what you need to know about the process. What Is a Certified Welder? Welding depends on a high level of knowledge, skill, and eye-hand coordination. Welding is a part of everything from bridges to aircraft airframes. The […] Read More

History of Welding in Shipbuilding

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Welding played a crucial role in winning World War II. At the start of the war, German submarines were sinking American and British ships faster than these countries were producing them. Welding replaced riveting as a faster shipbuilding method. 1 Welding Replaces Riveting on Ships in WWII To speed up and improve production, shipyards started […]

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What Can You do with Your Welding Skills?

welding skills Are you considering a career in welding? You have a lot of options when it comes to choosing a welding career path, and your welding training could give you a competitive advantage with employers. Here are some of the career paths you can pursue. Where to Find Welding Jobs Manufacturing is by far the biggest […] Read More

How to Read Mechanical Drawings

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What if you were working in another country and you received instructions for fabricating a ship or airplane in a foreign language? That might make your job difficult. Thankfully, mechanical drawings is a universal language that all welders can understand. Knowing how to read them can allow you to ply your trade anywhere in the […]

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Grad Connections – Meet Jeremy Ward

Jeremy, aged 35, from Ponca City, Oklahoma, graduated from the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School on December 09 2016. Jeremy is married to Cecelia and has seven kids, aged 18 to 4. Thanks for your time, Jeremy. Tell us about your prior career. Prior to coming to Tulsa Welding school I was in […]

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