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Tulsa Welding School to Celebrate the New Pipefitting Program with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House

Tulsa, Oklahoma – August 1, 2012 – Tulsa Welding School (TWS) is pleased to announce the launch of the new Pipefitting Training Program with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Expansion Campus located at 2233 East 11th Street, Tulsa, OK, on Thursday, August 9th at 10:00am. TWS will also host an Open House on Saturday, August 11th from 10:00am to 1:00pm at both locations – 2545 E. 11th Street, Tulsa, OK and 2233 East 11th Street, Tulsa, OK. Tulsa Mayor Dewey ...

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In Light of Industry Demand, Refrigeration School, Inc. Announces New HVAC 6 Month Training Program

May 29, 2012 – – RSI is proud to announce a new Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating Technologies program. Students can complete the training program in as little as 6 months. “We are excited to announce this accelerated HVAC program to meet the need for qualified technicians. Our new 6 month program provides new students and transitioning military personnel into civilian life with an exciting career change opportunity that can lead to a sustainable career” says RSI Campus President, Heather Haskell. According ...

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TWS Announces Pipefitting Program To Help Growing Demand for Skilled Workers

May 14, 2012 –Tulsa Welding School is proud to announce a new Pipefitting training program to fill the nationwide need for more skilled workers. Classes for the new Pipefitting program at the Tulsa, Oklahoma campus located at 2545 E. 11th Street are set to begin May 29th. David Gilliam, Director of Education at Tulsa Welding School says about the projection, “According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the US Department of Labor, the employment of plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters is projected ...

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RSI Instructor Greg Harris Receives the 2010-2011 ACCSC Instructor of the Year Award

August 29, 2011 – RSI Instructor Greg Harris has been awarded the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges 2011 Instructor of the Year award. In the award notification letter from ACCSC to Harris they state, “Through this award it is the Commission’s intent to recognize the outstanding contributions that you have made to your profession and to pay tribute to your efforts and the success that you have demonstrated as a graduate from an ACCSC accredited institution, The Refrigeration ...

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RSI Receives the 2010-2011 ACCSC School of Distinction Award

August 29, 2011 – The Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI) has been awarded the 2010-2011 Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) School of Distinction Award. According to ACCSC’s website, “the School of Distinction Award recognizes member schools that have demonstrated a commitment to the expectations and rigors of ACCSC accreditation, as well as a commitment to delivering quality educational programs to the students, graduates, and employers that deserve our best work. Through this award, it is the Commission’s intent ...

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Train on the weekends now at RSI

May 19, 2011 – The Refrigeration School (RSI) in Phoenix, Arizona is pleased to announce their new weekend classes, specially designed for students with commitments during the week or those that live outside the Phoenix area and can’t relocate on a long term basis for training. The Electro-Mechanical Technologies course that includes service and installation training in refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, residential electrical, commercial electrical, and solar technologies, is now being offered on a Saturday and Sunday schedule. RSI has a ...

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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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