Faculty Connections

Faculty Connections – Meet Natalio Cortez

Natalio, 37, is a welding instructor at the Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston. After a career in the military, Natalio joined Tulsa Welding School in March 2018. Thanks for your time, Natalio. Is this your first teaching job? I’ve instructed before, but this is my first job teaching welding. I spent a […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet Chris Schuler

Chris, 33 from Cleveland, Oklahoma, is the director of training at Tulsa Welding School. Chris has been with TWS since February 2013 and has been welding since 2006. Thanks for your time, Chris. Tell us a little about your background. My dad actually graduated from Tulsa Welding School in 1995 when I was about 10 […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet Fernando Martinez

Fernando, 27, is a junior welding instructor at the Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston. Originally from Mexico, Fernando came to Houston as a child and has lived here his entire life. After nine years working in the welding field, he joined Tulsa Welding School just three weeks ago in August 2018. Thanks […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet Philbert Asson

Philbert, 53, is a welding instructor at the Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston, Texas. He came to the U.S at the age of 12 when he moved from Trinidad to Brooklyn, New York. Philbert came to Houston in 2004 and joined Tulsa Welding School two and a half years ago. Thanks for […]

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Faculty Connections – David Lamb

David Lamb, 67, is an instructor for the Associate of Occupational Studies in Welding Technology program at the Tulsa campus. He teaches the night class and has been part of the Tulsa Welding School family for over a year. David has 44 years’ experience in the welding industry and has traveled the world. Thanks for your […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet Merle Jones

Merle Jones, 74, is a welding instructor at the Jacksonville campus. Merle has been involved in welding most of his life. A graduate of Tulsa Welding School himself, this is Merle’s second stint as an instructor at our welding school. He came back to teaching in 2015. Merle is currently the Phase One night class […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet Luis Delossantos

Luis, 47, from Houston, Texas, is an instructor for the Welding Specialist program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston. With 13 years of welding experience, Luis joined the TWS family in December 2017. He currently teaches afternoon and evening classes. Thanks for sharing your story, Luis. As a kid, what did you […]

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Faculty Connections – Austin Hargett

Austin, aged 24 from Jacksonville, Texas, is an instructor for the Welding Specialist program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston. Austin has been teaching here for two years, and he has been in the welding field for seven years. Thanks for your time, Austin. As a kid, what did you want to […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet Eric Tomlinson

Eric Tomlinson, 35, is a welding instructor for the Associate of Occupational Studies in Welding Technology program at the Tulsa campus. Eric has 16 years of experience in welding and welding inspection ,and he has been teaching at Tulsa Welding School since October 2017. A 2002 graduate of Tulsa Welding School himself, Eric currently teaches Welding […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet John Koelling

John Koelling, 68, is an electrical instructor at the Jacksonville campus. John has been in the electrical industry for almost 50 years, including seven years in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. John has been an instructor at Tulsa since January 2016. Thanks for your time, John. As a boy, what did you want […]

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