Graduate Connections

Graduate Connections – Meet Victoria Hamm

Victoria, age 22, was born in Indiana but has spent most of her life in Florida. She graduated from the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville campus, in September 2018. Thanks for your time, Victoria. Why did you decide to go to welding school? I enrolled because my fiancé went to TWS to […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Melton Henderson

Mr. Melton Henderson graduated from Tulsa Welding School back in June 1954. Melton, 87, still welds almost every day in his home shop in Claremore, OK. Melton’s son, Douglas, said that his dad has been quoted as saying, “He can fill anything but the crack of dawn, and fix anything but a broken heart.” Thanks […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Josh Fowler

Josh, from Virginia, graduated the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in April 2018. Thanks for your time, Josh. What did you do before Tulsa Welding School? I graduated high school in 2016 and spent a year working at a local machine shop. After about 10 months of sad working conditions and no recognition […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Daniel Toman

Daniel, 25 from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a United States Marine Corps veteran who graduated from the Electro-Mechanical Technologies program at Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville, in September 2018. Thank you for your service Daniel, and for your time today. Tell us about your background. After high school, I spent a year and a half in the […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Avery Fowler

Avery, 20 from Overland Park, KS, graduated the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in June 2018. Avery moved to Tulsa just a month or two after high school. He moved back home to Kansas after graduating welding school. Thanks for sharing your story, Avery. Did you do any welding in high school? Yes, […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Andy Viveros

Andy, 21, from Houston, Texas, finished the Welding Specialist with Pipefitting program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in June 2018. He walked the stage in October at graduation. Thanks for your time, Andy. What did you do after high school? I gave college a try to see if it was right […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Deandre Garner

Deandre, 27, grew up in Atlanta, GA, but has lived in Jacksonville, FL, for 10 years. In September 2018 Deandre finished the seven month Refrigeration Technologies program at the Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville campus. Deandre and his fiancée Selena are getting married in July 2019. Thanks for your time Deandre – tell us what you […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Adam Smith

Adam, 45, is a retired Airborne Ranger who lives in Inola, OK, about 20 minutes east of Tulsa. Adam graduated from the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in January 2018. Thanks for sharing your story, Adam. How long have you been welding? I was pretty much 100% a novice when I started the […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Joshua Wilson

Joshua, 21, from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, graduated from the seven-month Professional Welder program at the Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville campus on 29 June 2018. Thanks for your time, Josh. Tell us what you did before attending Tulsa Welding School. After high school, I bounced from job to job looking for something I liked. I got a […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Peter Stokely

Peter was born in Beaumont, Texas. He graduated from the Welding Specialist with Pipefitting program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston on June 8, 2018. Peter graduated high school and went straight to welding school in August 2017 at the age of 16. Thanks for sharing your story, Peter. When did you […]

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