Graduate Connections

Graduate Connections – Meet Tauriq Davis

Tauriq, 32, from Warrenton, North Carolina, is a Combo Specialty Welder who now lives in Jacksonville, FL, with his wife and kids. Tauriq graduated from the Professional Welder program at the Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville campus, in May 2014. Welding helped Tauriq turn his life around. Thanks for your time, Tauriq. Tell us what you […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Kody Figg

Kody, age 31, is from Foyil, Oklahoma. He graduated from the seven-month Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in October 2017. What had you been doing before you enrolled at Tulsa Welding School? I’d been driving 18 wheelers cross-country for nine years. It got to a point where I got tired of it and […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Gonzo Reyna

Gonzo, 23, is from west Texas. He graduated from the seven month Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in October 2017. What had you been doing prior to enrolling at Tulsa Welding School? Out of high school I played a year of college football, but that didn’t work out. I got a football scholarship, […]

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Graduation Connections – Meet Amanda Michaud

Amanda, age 19, from Connecticut, graduated from the Welding Specialist with Pipefitting program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in late April 2017. Amanda took a month’s summer vacation after graduating high school before starting the program in July 2016. What made you choose a career in welding, Amanda? I knew that […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Blake Froome

Blake, age 28, from Wichita, KS, graduated from the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in August 2017. After high school Blake went to college on a baseball scholarship, earning a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science. His plan was to go to law school, but after completing college, he realized he didn’t […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Michael Sanders

Michael, 36, is from Los Angeles, but has called Florida home for 20 years. Michael graduated from the Refrigeration Technologies (HVAC/R Training) program at the Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville campus, in April 2016. Before HVAC/R, Michael earned a culinary Bachelor’s degree. He worked as a private chef before cooking his way through the University of […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Mark Taylor

Mark, 38, from Charleston, SC, now lives in Brandon, SD. Mark graduated from the seven month Welding Specialist program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston, TX, in February 2017. Mark had zero prior welding experience before he enrolled in the program in the summer of 2016. Thanks for sharing your story, Mark. […]

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Grad Connections – Meet Will LeGrand

Will, 48, is from Okmulgee, Oklahoma. He’d never picked up a welding torch before enrolling in the seven month Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School. Will graduated in June 2014. Thanks for your time, Will; tell us how you came to welding in your mid 40s? Well, let’s just call it a career change. […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Archie Gantes

Archie, aged 28, now calls Orange Park, FL, home. He moved from the Philippines to the U.S. about six months before he enrolled in the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville campus in early 2014. He graduated in September of that year. Thanks for your time, Archie. You’re from the Philippines; how long […]

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