Graduate Connections

Graduate Connections – Tom Bazell

Tom, age 20 from Colorado Springs, CO, graduated from the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in April 2018. Thanks for your time, Tom. Did you go to welding school out of high school? I took about a year off. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. My mom knew I’d come to […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Dave Matthews

Dave graduated from the Professional Welder program at the Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville campus, in February 2018. Dave, aged 61, lived in Wisconsin for 30 years but now lives in Florida. Thanks for sharing your story, Dave. What made you start a second career at age 60? I spent just shy of 40 years in […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Chris Gilmartin

Chris, age 19 from Colorado, graduated from the seven-month Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in March 2018. Thanks for your time, Chris. Did you go straight into welding school from high school? I graduated high school and had two months before I started at Tulsa. I worked at a gas station and used […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Ralph Nuncio-Calo

Ralph, 23, from Houston, Texas, graduated from the Welding Specialist program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in May 2017. Thanks for your time, Ralph. Tell us what you did before you came to Tulsa Welding School. I did 2½ years at a local community college, but it wasn’t for me. I […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Terry Green

Terry, from Walterboro, SC, graduated from the Professional Welder program at the Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville campus, in February 2018. Thanks for your time, Terry. What did you do before enrolling at Tulsa? I went into the Army for a couple of years straight out of high school. I served as an information technology specialist. […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Jose Moreno

Jose, 19, from Houston, Texas, graduated from the Welding Specialist program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in February 2018. Jose came to TWSTC straight out of high school. Thanks for sharing your story, Jose. Had you any welding experience before you came to Tulsa? I did four years of welding in […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Sergio Benton

Sergio, age 19, from Manning, South Carolina, graduated from the Professional Welder program at the Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville campus, in 2017. Thanks for your time, Sergio. What made you choose welding? I went to a vocational high school that had a welding program. Ever since I first tried welding, I just loved everything about […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Tysen Benally

Tysen, from Crownpoint, New Mexico, is 21 years old. He graduated from the seven-month Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in April 2017, and he now helps build submarines and aircraft carriers for the U.S. Navy. What did you do before enrolling at Tulsa Welding School? I graduated high school in May 2014 and […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Mark Maddox

Mark, from Sulphur Springs, Texas, is 21 years old. He graduated from the Welding Specialist with Pipefitting program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in July 2017. He went straight out of high school into welding school. Thanks for your time, Mark. What made you consider welding as a career? I struck […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Johnny Scialabba

Johnny Scialabba, from Watts, OK, graduated from the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in February 2018. Johnny, 25, drove 88 miles each way each day to attend welding school in Tulsa. What did you do before enrolling at Tulsa Welding School? After high school I was set on being a security guard or […]

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