Graduate Connections

Graduate Connections – Meet Chad Henderson

Chad, aged 25 from New Orleans, Louisiana, graduated from the seven-month Welding Specialist program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in January 2018. Thanks for your time, Chad. What did you do before welding school? I worked for a furniture store, and also for Pizza Hut for about a year and half. […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Tim Higley

Tim, 38, was born and raised in Jacksonville, but spent some time in Annapolis, MD, and Washington State. Tim graduated from the Electrical-Mechanical Technologies (EMT) program in March 2018 before taking additional classes to complete the Electrical Applications (EA) program in June 2018 at the Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville campus. Thanks for your time, Tim. […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet John Marro III

John, 29, was born in Tampa, Florida, but his dad was in the military, so he’s lived in 20 different states. John graduated from the Professional Welder with Pipefitting program at the Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville campus, in September 2016. Thanks for your time, John. You came to TWS in your mid-20s. Was it a […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Brandon Perez

Brandon, aged 19 from Houston, Texas, graduated from the Welding Specialist program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in June 2018. Thanks for sharing your story, Brandon. What made you choose welding out of high school? My cousin is a welder. He travels all over the world, so I thought that could […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Sam Bales

Sam, aged 19 from Bailey, Colorado, graduated from the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in April 2018. Thanks for sharing your story, Sam. Did you go to welding school straight out of high school? I worked over the summer to save up some money, then moved down to Oklahoma. What made you choose […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Joshua Moya

Joshua, 24 from San Juan, Texas, graduated from the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School back in January 2013. Thanks for your time, Joshua. What made you choose a career in welding? To be honest, I was lost my last three years of high school because I didn’t know what I wanted to do […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Michell’e Perkins

Michell’e, from Philadelphia, Mississippi, graduated from the Welding Specialist program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in January 2018. Thanks for sharing your story, Michell’e. What brought you to Tulsa Welding School in Houston? Prior to coming to Texas, I was a production worker at an automotive plant in Mississippi. I was […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Preston Leger

Preston, aged 19 from Beaumont, Texas, graduated from the Welding Specialist with Pipefitting program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in March 2018. Preston went to welding school straight out of high school. Thanks for your time, Preston. What made you choose a welding career? What really drove me to do it […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Herb Ruffins

Herb, 62, from New Jersey, graduated from the nine-month Electro-Mechanical Technologies program at the Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville campus, in April 2018. Thanks for sharing your story, Herb. What brought you to TWS in your 60s? I’ve had my own painting company since 1999, first in Jersey and then I moved to Cleveland, OH, in […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Marlon Pichardo

Marlon, aged 20 from Dallas, Texas, graduated from the seven-month Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in late February 2018. Thanks for your time, Marlon. Did you go to welding school right out of high school? I took a year off before I went to Tulsa. When I graduated high school, I wasn’t sure […]

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