Graduate Connections

Graduate Connections – Meet Derrick Metheny

Derrick, age 27, originally from Arkansas, graduated the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in January 2019. Thanks for sharing your story, Derrick. Tell us what brought you to Tulsa Welding School. After high school, I went to college for a music education. I became a band director and did that for a couple […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet James “Ty” Southern”

Ty, 22 from Lufkin, TX, graduated the Welding Specialist program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in March 2018. Thanks for your time, Ty. What did you do before Tulsa Welding School? I never thought about going to welding school when I left high school. I actually started working as a butcher […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Hannah Casas

Hannah, 20, from San Antonio, Texas, completed the Welding Specialist program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in April 2018. Thanks for sharing your story, Hannah. Did you come to Tulsa Welding School right out of high school? Yes, I did. I only had one summer month to do what I wanted […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Stéphane Maugée

Stéphane, 22 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a graduate of the Professional Welder with Pipefitting program at Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville. With no prior welding experience, Stéphane decided to quit university to go to welding school. He graduated in December 2018 and went straight to work in Indiana. Thanks for your time, Stéphane. What did […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Tim Pitcock

Tim, 27 from Tulsa, OK, graduated the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in December 2017. Tim recently got promoted and came back to the school to hire his own replacement. Thanks for your time, Tim. Tell us what brought you to Tulsa Welding School. In the years after high school I worked construction, […]

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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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