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Graduate Connections: Jake Wilson

Meet Jake Wilson Jake Wilson, aged 32, graduated from the Refrigeration Technologies program in February 2015. Prior to enrolling at The Refrigeration School Jake worked in law enforcement but he did have some HVAC experience from a job he got fresh out of high school in 2001.   Thanks for your time Jake; how did you find yourself in HVAC back in the day? I was 18 and working as a laborer on a construction site; you know how it is ...

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Graduate Connections: Emilio De Los Santos

Meet Emilio De Los Santos Emilio De Los Santos, 20, from Eagle Pass, TX, graduated from Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center – Houston campus (TWSTC) on August 14, 2015. Emilio was part of the second class to graduate from the Welding Specialist program at the new Houston campus.    Congratulations on your graduation Emilio; what made you choose welding as a career? I was always interested in welding, but I never did it because there was always other stuff ...

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Graduate Connections: Matt Krause

Meet Matt Krause Matt Krause, aged 22 from Houston, TX, graduated from the Tulsa Welding School in 2012.   Thanks for your time Matt; what made you choose a career in welding? I knew I wasn’t going to go to university and sit through four years of classes. A few months before graduating high school I met a guy. He’d never been a welder, but he’d got some certifications under his belt and become a weld inspector. Three years out of school, ...

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Graduate Connections: Michael Goff

Meet Mike Goff The Goff family has a long connection with The Refrigeration School (RSI). Three generations of Goff boys have come through our doors, starting in the mid-1960s with Gerald Goff. When Gerald’s son Richard (Butch) Goff wanted to join the family business, his first stop was RSI; he graduated in 1983. Then Butch’s son, Mike, became the third generation of Goff RSI graduates when he graduated in 2003. Completing the 50 year association, Mike’s step-brother Michael will graduate ...

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Graduate Connections: Charmelle Robinson

Meet Charmelle Robinson Charmelle Robinson, 23, from Houston, TX, graduated from Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center – Houston campus (TWSTC) this month. Charmelle was among the first class to graduate from the Welding Specialist program at Houston campus.   Thanks for your time Charmelle; what made you choose welding as a career? The stability; the fact that your employment is pretty much based on your skills. If you’ve got good skills and a good attitude, you shouldn’t have to ...

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Graduate Connections: Jacob Cannon

Meet Jacob Cannon Jacob Cannon, 19, from Boca Raton, FL, graduated from Tulsa Welding School – Jacksonville campus in April 2015. Prior to enrolling in the Professional Welder program Jacob had never picked up a welding torch, but now he’s welding for a living!   Thanks for your time Jacob; what made you choose a career in welding? My whole family have always been blue collar people, but no one in my family is a welder. It’s just something I’ve ...

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Expanded Skilled Trades Offerings at TWS: TWS Jacksonville Announces New Electrical Applications Program

Jacksonville, Fla. (6/5/2015) —Tulsa Welding School (TWS) has recently added an Electrical Applications program to its Jacksonville campus. For over 60 years, TWS has trained its students for careers in the skilled trades. TWS Jacksonville decided to add the Electrical Applications program to meet the increasing demand for electricians across the country and in Florida. The electrical industry in Florida is estimated to grow by 31% from 2012-2022. The new Electrical Applications program provides students with a hands-on education in a simulated ...

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Tulsa Welding School Hosts Annual Welding Competition in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Jacksonville, Florida

The Tulsa Welding Schools (TWS) located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Jacksonville, Florida, held their annual High School Senior Welding Competitions in February. An estimated 1,800 people were in attendance at both campuses combined. Participating students had the opportunity to compete for over $250,000 in scholarships and prizes. All 430 competitors, regardless of placement, were awarded a $500 scholarship to use towards tuition at TWS. Additional scholarships and prizes were given to the top 35 winners. Aside from the actual competition, ...

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Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center (TWSTC) hosted a Grand Opening Open House and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony event on April 9, 2015 at the Houston campus. The Grand Opening Open House had 40 attendees and included campus tours, demonstrations, and information on topics such as how to apply for financial aid. The Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony followed the Open House and was attended by 43 welding-industry employers and local officials including several people from the Northwest Houston Chamber of Commerce and Dru Gutierrez ...

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Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center Now Enrolling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 11/6/14 Filling a critical need for skilled welders in Texas, Tulsa Welding School (TWS) is opening a new campus in the Houston area and is now accepting applications for classes which begin December 8th. The Houston campus is the first TWS campus in Texas and the third nationwide to offer prospective students training in welding programs. “All of us at the Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center are excited to open doors for individuals looking to either ...

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