Nation’s Top High School Welders Set to Compete in Largest Welding Competition of the Year in Houston

WHAT:          

High school seniors from across the country will descend on Houston to compete in one of the nation’s largest welding competitions for a chance to win nearly $250,000 worth of prizes. Tulsa Welding School and Technology Center’s (TWSTC) High School Senior Welding Competition allows each participant the opportunity to showcase their skills and go home with scholarship money to TWSTC, including a full-tuition scholarship for the grand prize winner.

In addition to the high-powered competition, more than 300 participants and their families will be able to tour the campus, speak to admissions counselors and attend demonstrations by TWSTC faculty and welding industry experts. A number of partners including Lincoln Electric, Airgas, and Makita will also be on hand to speak with prospective students about opportunities within the industry.

WHEN:           

Saturday, Apr. 13, 2019

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE:        

Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center

243A Greens Rd
Houston, TX 77060

WHY:             

The American Welding Society estimates a shortage of 290,000 welders by 2020. As a viable and fulfilling career, TWSTC looks to empower the next generation of welders and ensure they have every educational opportunity to be successful in the field.

VISUALS:      

  • More than 600 attendees participating in a rousing welding competition
  • Interview with Joe McKinney, VP of High School Admissions for TWSTC, and on-site partners be there

ABOUT:        

About Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center

Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center (Houston), a branch campus of Tulsa Welding School (TWS), opened in 2014 and offers Welding Specialist and Welding Specialist with Pipefitting programs. Students learn hands-on, technical competencies and skills in labs, workshops and classrooms, with a curriculum designed to meet employers’ needs. Upon program completion, TWSTC graduates are equipped to start entry-level careers in a variety of industries, ranging from automotive to manufacturing. TWSTC is an ACCSC accredited school and licensed by TWC. For more information, including graduation rates and the median debt of students who complete TWS programs, visit www.weldingschool.com/GEdisclosure or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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CONTACT:    Sierra Oshrin
602.292.7346

StrataTech@allisonpr.com

 

Joe McKinney
602.291.2237
joe.mckinney@stratatech.com

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