Graduate Connections

Grad Connection – Meet Tolu Atakenu

Tolu Atakenu, aged 29, moved to Montana from Nigeria in 2011. After three years working in health care as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Tolu decided he wanted to change direction and enrolled at Tulsa Welding School. He graduated from the Professional Welder program in March 2015. Thank you for sharing your story Tolu; health […]

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Grad Connection – Meet Matt Bagby

Matt Bagby, age 20, was born and raised near St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from the Professional Welder program in May 2015, having started at TWS just six months out of high school. Thank you for your time Matt; what brought you to a welding career? I first tried welding when I was 12; my […]

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Grad Connection – Meet Jose Dominguez

Jose Dominguez, age 19, is from Moultrie, GA. Just a few weeks after graduating high school, he moved down to Florida to attend Tulsa Welding School – Jacksonville campus. He’s a brand new graduate! Thanks for your time, Jose. You took the seven month Professional Welder program didn’t you? Yes that’s true, but I only […]

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Grad Connection – Meet Blake Comeaux

Blake Comeaux, age 23, is from Youngsville, Louisiana. He enrolled in the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in July 2010, just six weeks after graduating high school. About midway through the program, Blake decided he wanted to be able to take his welding career to the next level. That’s why, after successfully completing […]

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Graduate Connections: Johnny Pipes

Meet Johnny Pipes Johnny Pipes hopes to make a name for himself as a welder. Who wouldn’t want to be a welder with a name like that?! Johnny, aged 24 from Columbia, Missouri, graduated from the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in April 2015.   Thanks for your time Johnny; why did you […]

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Graduate Connections: Rafael De La Torre Jr.

Meet Rafael De La Torre Jr Rafael, aged 24, was born in Los Angeles, CA. When he was two, his family moved to San Elizario, just outside El Paso, TX. Rafael graduated from the Professional Welder program in December 2011, aged 20.   Thanks for your time Rafael; have you always wanted to be a […]

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Graduate Connections: Kayla Grahovac

Meet Kayla Grahovac Kayla Grahovac, aged 21, grew up in the country outside of Idaho Falls, ID. She moved to Florida to go to Tulsa Welding School – Jacksonville campus; she graduated top of her class from the Professional Welder program in June 2015.   Thanks for your time Kayla; what did you do before […]

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Graduate Connections: Cody Springwater

Meet Cody Springwater Cody, 24 from Stillwell, OK, graduated from the Professional Welder program at Tulsa Welding School in December 2014. He was inspired to become a welder by his late father, who had managed to support a large family through welding. Cody and his girlfriend, Talore, are expecting their first child in December.   […]

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Graduate Connections: Trenton Williams

Meet Trenton Williams Trent Williams, aged 25, from Houston, TX, graduated from Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center – Houston campus (TWSTC) in August 2015. Trent was in the second class to graduate from the Houston Welding Specialist program.   Thanks for sharing your story Trent; what work did you do before you came to […]

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Graduate Connections: Alex Quinn

Meet Alex Quinn Alex, aged 21, graduated from Tulsa Welding School – Jacksonville campus in July 2015. Before enrolling in the Professional Welder program in December 2014, Alex had never tried welding.   Thanks for sharing your story Alex; how did you come to a career in welding? After high school I wasn’t really doing […]

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