Graduate Connections

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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Graduate Connections – Meet Andy Viveros

Andy, 21, from Houston, Texas, finished the Welding Specialist with Pipefitting program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in June 2018. He walked the stage in October at graduation. Thanks for your time, Andy. What did you do after high school? I gave college a try to see if it was right […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Deandre Garner

Deandre, 27, grew up in Atlanta, GA, but has lived in Jacksonville, FL, for 10 years. In September 2018 Deandre finished the seven month Refrigeration Technologies program at the Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville campus. Deandre and his fiancée Selena are getting married in July 2019. Thanks for your time Deandre – tell us what you […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Adam Smith

Adam, 45, is a retired Airborne Ranger who lives in Inola, OK, about 20 minutes east of Tulsa. Adam graduated from the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in January 2018. Thanks for sharing your story, Adam. How long have you been welding? I was pretty much 100% a novice when I started the […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Joshua Wilson

Joshua, 21, from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, graduated from the seven-month Professional Welder program at the Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville campus on 29 June 2018. Thanks for your time, Josh. Tell us what you did before attending Tulsa Welding School. After high school, I bounced from job to job looking for something I liked. I got a […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Peter Stokely

Peter was born in Beaumont, Texas. He graduated from the Welding Specialist with Pipefitting program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston on June 8, 2018. Peter graduated high school and went straight to welding school in August 2017 at the age of 16. Thanks for sharing your story, Peter. When did you […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Mikal Weatherholt

Mikal, 29, has lived in Las Vegas for 18 years. He graduated from the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in August 2018. Thanks for your time, Mikal. You came to TWS in your late 20s. Was this a career change? A major career change. I’d worked in the insurance industry as a medical […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Mason True

Mason, 21, from Lafayette, Louisiana, graduated from the Welding Specialist with Pipefitting program at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston in September 2018. Thanks for sharing your story, Mason. What did you do before welding school? I went to college in Arkansas for two years doing Engineering. I was making decent grades, but […]

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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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