Graduate Connections

Graduate Connections – Meet Robby Pennington

Robby, 33, from Charleston, West Virginia, is a graduate of the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville. He graduated in July 2015, and now lives in Fort Pierce, Florida. Thanks for your time, Robby. Tell us about your background before TWS. I joined the Army in 2004 and was in for six years. […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Raneisha Mitchell

Raneisha, 26, from Thibodaux, Louisiana, graduated from the Welding Specialist with Pipefitting program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in August 2019. Thanks for sharing your story, Raneisha. Tell us what you did after high school.  I moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where I attempted to go to community college for Nursing. […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Ryan Benn

Ryan, age 29 from Davidson, Oklahoma, graduated from the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in July 2019. Thanks for your time, Ryan. Tell us what you did before welding school. I was in the military for six years. I joined the Air Force at 18. I was a joint task force radio guy. […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Alton Baker

Alton, 59, from Georgia, graduated from two programs at Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville in the same year: 2014. Alton, a 23-year veteran of the United States Army, first graduated the Professional Welder program before coming straight back to study Refrigeration Technologies. Thank you for your service, sir. What made you do both programs at Tulsa […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Roderick Conner

Roderick, 24, from Houston, Texas, graduated from the Welding Specialist program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in August 2019. Thanks for your time, Roderick. Tell us what you did before welding school?  I finished high school, but I didn’t graduate so I went to Gary Job Corps Center in San Marcos, […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Carrie Gagnon

Carrie, 33, from Orlando, Florida, is a graduate of the Professional Welder with Pipefitting program at Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville. Carrie graduated in March 2013, and she now lives in Arizona with her husband and two little girls. Having stopped welding for a few years to focus on being a mom, Carrie restarted her welding […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Anthony Esposito

Anthony, 31, from Splendora, Texas, graduated from the Welding Specialist program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in July 2019. Thanks for your time, Anthony. Tell us what you did before welding school?  In 2006 I joined the U.S. Army when I was 17. I went to Iraq and then Afghanistan a […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Ashley Walker

Ashley, 27, from Colorado, graduated from the Welding Specialist program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in May 2019. Ashley moved to Houston in May 2017 when she decided she needed to change her career path.  Thanks for your time, Ashley. What made you choose a career in welding?   After high school, […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Latisha Nichols

Latisha, a 24-year-old single mom from Eufaula, Oklahoma, graduated from the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in July 2019.  Thanks for sharing your story, Latisha. Tell us what you did before coming to welding school. I was just working customer service. I got tired of it. The pay wasn’t good, so I decided […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Travis Davis

Travis, 31, born and raised in Houston, Texas, graduated from the Welding Specialist program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in July 2018.  Thanks for sharing your story, Travis. Tell us what you did before welding school.   I went to college and got my associate degree. Even then I realized I needed […]

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