For those considering pursuing a welding certification, you have many options in regards to where to receive your education. One choice is TWS’s Jacksonville Campus campus, which has a lot of wonderful things to offer anyone who moves there. Here are some of the things you can expect from this popular Florida town.
First of all, Jacksonville is accessible whether you have a car or need to use public transportation. There are plenty of roads with interstate access, and the traffic is only moderate most of the time (the exception is rush hour). You can get anywhere with ease in your car, and the interstate is great for getting from one end of town to the other quickly.
If you take public transportation, Jacksonville has one of the best bus systems in the state. Run by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority, the bus system has stops all along the main road near the Tulsa Welding School campus, and can take you most anywhere in town. Fares are reasonable, and you can even get a bus pass card that is electronically re-loadable so you don’t have to keep bringing change with you whenever you want to ride.
If you’re looking for fun, Jacksonville has it in spades. Known for its beautiful white sand beaches, you can work on your tan and have fun in the sun almost anytime you’re not in class. The beaches are within driving or bus distance of the campus and attract ardent fans from all over the world.
The Florida Theater is a major attraction in Jacksonville. It is known for attracting nationally known musical and theater acts. You can see these artists perform only a few miles from campus, and there are usually several new acts every month. There’s always a good show to be seen there.
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In addition, there is a world-class art museum, a local history museum, and several art and music festivals held throughout the year in town, including the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, the Jacksonville Film Festival, and the World of Nations Celebration.
If plenty of live entertainment isn’t enough for you, you will find Jacksonville to be full of excellent dining and clubbing options. There is a thriving food truck scene there, giving you plenty of options to try a variety of cuisines on the go. As far as restaurants are concerned, Jacksonville has a reputation as a “foodie” destination. From southern food to seafood, from pub food to gourmet dining, you will find many options in Jacksonville.
As a student, you will have some special considerations when deciding which town to call home. Finding good places to study is one thing that you may want to take into account. In addition to the beach, which is always a good place to sit under an umbrella with a book, there are also plenty of public parks to get out into nature and enjoy the sunshine while you hit the books. There are over 400 public parks in Jacksonville, making it one of the largest urban park systems in the nation! If you like to get a cup of coffee while you’re studying, the Balkan Cafe, Secret Garden Cafe, Sahara Cafe & Bar, and of course, Starbucks are all near the school, within walking, easy driving, or short bus riding distance.
If you’re looking for a part-time job to supplement your income while you’re in school, Jacksonville has places that are hiring for a variety of positions. You can check online for current job openings in particular industries related to the skilled trades, or just for a temporary position to help pay the bills while in school.
Because Jacksonville has several colleges and trade schools with campuses within its borders, there are lots of affordable housing options available while you’re completing your education. Most of the options are student-oriented apartment communities, and there are enough of them that you can choose the perfect community for you in terms of amenities and budget. You can also contact TWS for housing assistance, financial aid help or with any questions related to getting started in a welding training program in Jacksonville, Florida.