Tulsa Welding School Announces the Winners of the 2014 Annual World Of Welding Van Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 6/25/2014

Tulsa Welding School (TWS) is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the annual World of Welding (WOW) Van competition. TWS and Lincoln Electric are committed partners to promote welding education and career opportunities in high schools across the country.

The WOW Van is equipped with a Lincoln Electric VRTEX Mobile Welding Simulator that allows students the opportunity to experience various welding scenarios and be scored on quality of welds in a safe environment without the expensive cost of materials. The WOW Van travelled to over 100 high schools during the 2013-2014 school year, where over 4,500 students competed for the highest average scores on the VRTEX.

TWS and Lincoln Electric have partnered on the WOW Van project since its inception in 2010. According to Lincoln Electric Director of Technical Training Carl Peters, “It is important to attract talented young people to career opportunities in the welding industry. We partner with Tulsa Welding School because they have such a quality education program that prepares students for critical jobs in demand today”. Since the program began, the WOW Van has exposed tens of thousands of students to welding education through VRTEX Welding Simulators nationwide at high schools and conferences. TWS also partners with the John F. Lincoln Foundation for the FFA Agriculture Education Proficiency Award totaling $34,000 as further commitment to support education.

This year’s winners of the WOW Van competition are listed below. Prizes are donated by Lincoln Electric and awarded directly to the classroom for student use.

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Tulsa Welding School, Tulsa, OK

High School, State

Prize Level

Prize

Florence H.S., Texas

1st Place

Lincoln Electric Welder

Comeaux H.S., Louisiana

2nd Place

Lincoln Electric Auto Darkening Welding Hood

Brownsboro H.S., Texas

3rd Place

Lincoln Electric Auto Darkening Welding Hood

James Madison H.S., Texas

4th Place

Lincoln Electric Auto Darkening Welding Hood

Smithville H.S., Texas

5th Place

Lincoln Electric Auto Darkening Welding Hood

Westwood H.S., Texas

6th Place

Lincoln Electric Auto Darkening Welding Hood

 

Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville, FL

High School, State

Prize Level

Prize

Headland H.S., Alabama

1st Place

Lincoln Electric Welder

Green Co ATC, Kentucky

2nd Place

Lincoln Electric Auto Darkening Welding Hood

Tampa Bay Tech, Florida

3rd Place

Lincoln Electric Auto Darkening Welding Hood

Faulkner Vocational School, Alabama

4th Place

Lincoln Electric Auto Darkening Welding Hood

Tate High School, Florida

5th Place

Lincoln Electric Auto Darkening Welding Hood

Hughes Jones Harrodsburg ATD, Kentucky

6th Place

Lincoln Electric Auto Darkening Welding Hood

 

TWS was founded in 1949 and offers hands-on welding training, pipefitting, shipfitting and HVAC/R related programs. TWS is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and is a member of the American Welding Society (AWS). Important general and regulatory information regarding TWS can be found at weldingschool.com.

 

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