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5 Tips to Succeed in an Online Welding Class

In the modern world, more than 6 million students opt to take higher education courses online for distance, time management, or personal reasons. For example, if you are enrolled in Tulsa Welding School’s welding technology program to become a welding inspector, you may opt to take select upper level classes online. Keep in mind that online courses […]

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7 Easy DIY Welding Projects for Beginning Welders

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to practice the craft of welding? Professional welders make a living off using their welding skills to help construct bridges, dams and buildings. How does one learn how to weld? Many people attend a vocational training school to acquire the skills necessary to weld for […]

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5 Study Tips to Help You Pass a Welder Certification Exam

Becoming a certified welder increases your chances of landing a job offer from a top employer. However, first you must take—and pass—the welding certification examination. This test measures your knowledge of welding theory and your mastery of hands-on practical skills in your welding specialty. While nothing replaces diligent study for this exam, there are some […]

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Tools of the Trade: A Beginner’s Guide for Welders

Each day, welders are employed to make motor vehicles, ships and aircraft. Welding is used in a variety of construction projects, ranging from skyscrapers to bridges and highways. The assembly of oil and gas pipelines depends on welding. Other energy-related structures such as wind turbines and solar panels could not exist without welding. A comprehensive welding program can provide […]

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How to Choose the Right Welding Technique

When it comes to welding, all the different types methods and technologies can seem overwhelming. From plasma arc welding to laser welding, each of the options available to professionals offers different benefits for various jobs and materials. As Modern Machine Shop points out, each type of welding has specific advantages depending on the welder’s goal, and selecting […]

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Environmentally Friendly Welding Practices

Today’s global emphasis on environmental sustainability has made a major impact on how many industries work. From the Consumer Electronics Association’s ongoing push for green initiatives to China’s enormous emphasis on clean energy technologies, the industrial world is making a concerted effort to adopt healthier, more efficient methods—including welding methods. Here is a sample of the environmentally friendly […]

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Professional Welders Know the Difference Between Residential and Commercial Construction

As the construction industry in the U.S. recovers, more residential and commercial projects dot the landscape. Professional welders with comprehensive welding training and relevant skills play an important role in both types of construction projects. However, there are differences between residential and commercial construction and the welders’ respective function and duties. Salary for Welders in […]

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How to Jumpstart Your Career by Attending Trade School

If you are a recent high school graduate, or simply looking to start a new career, trade school may be something you want to consider. Trade school can arm you with the right skills, and put you on the fast track to a lucrative career as a welder, pipefitter or other type of skilled tradesperson. […]

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White Paper: Addressing Worker Shortages in the Skilled Trades

The popularity of America’s skilled trade careers has been in steady decline for the past few generations, and industries that have relied on American workers across the country are now feeling the effects of that. While the shortage puts employers at a disadvantage, it also creates huge opportunities for newcomers to the industry. Why There […]

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How to Begin a Welding Career in Tulsa

Vocational training is directly focused on applying the skills you learn to a career immediately after graduation, so it makes sense to start thinking of how you will begin your career search as you start a welding training program. Here are a few tips for how aspiring welders in Tulsa can put themselves in the […]

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