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Solar Certification Training from the comfort of home

April 18, 2011 – The Refrigeration School (RSI) in Phoenix, Arizona is pleased to announce their new Solar Power and Technology online training course. This new and exciting program is for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of solar installation and maintenance. According to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the solar industry is expected to experience steady growth over the next several years. They predict that 350,000 new jobs will be created over ...

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TWS to host 1st graduation ceremony since opening in 1949!

December 21, 2011 – Tulsa Welding School, with campuses in Tulsa, OK and Jacksonville, FL, was founded in 1949 by two welders who recognized a strong demand for skilled tradesmen in their industry. Over 62 years later Tulsa Welding School has evolved into an educational institution that helps change people’s lives by training students for the skills, knowledge, and the workplace attitudes essential that prepares them for welding and HVAC/R careers that apply to a multitude of specialties and applications. This ...

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Welding Competition Draws Nationwide Talent

Tulsa, OK – March 28, 2011 – There were over 900 people in attendance as Tulsa Welding School (TWS) hosted their annual welding competition Saturday, Feb. 26, giving interested students the opportunity to get into the growing field of professional welding. Bo Meier of Coal City HS, Coal City, Illinois came in first place, beating out 230 other participants from 18 states to earn the grand prize of a full tuition scholarship to TWS. Eric Boudreau of Gardner South HS, ...

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Tulsa Welding School to Acquire The Refrigeration School, Inc. of Phoenix

PHOENIX – Nov. 30, 2009 Beam Reach Education’s Tulsa Welding School has acquired The Refrigeration School, Inc. “The Refrigeration School was founded in 1965 by my parents, and our students, faculty and administrators are like family,” said Elizabeth Loney-Cline, who is retiring as president of RSI. “We were very deliberate about who we turned my family’s legacy over to, and I know it’s in good hands with Tulsa Welding School and Beam Reach Education.” The Phoenix company’s new owners intend ...

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Summer Street Capital Partners Acquires Tulsa Welding School

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Oct. 27, 2008 – Summer Street Capital Partners LLC today announced the acquisition of Tulsa Welding School, which trains students for welding and inspection careers in a multitude of welding specialties and applications. This transaction is Summer Street’s first investment in the for-profit post-secondary career school industry. To lead the transaction with Tulsa Welding School, and Summer Street’s future partnerships in the industry, the firm formed a post-secondary career school investment team that includes experienced owners and ...

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