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, attendees and their families had the opportunity to tour the TWS campuses, speak to Admissions Representatives, and attend demonstrations by TWS faculty and welding industry experts.
TWS had many vendors participate in the welding competition and offer donations for the top 35 prize winners. Vendors set up tables, displays, and some had hands-on demonstrations at the event. Each vendor donated scholarships and prizes for the winners. The top winners are as follows:

TWS – Tulsa, Oklahoma
First Place Winner: Alex Lindemann, Minooka, IL
Full-tuition scholarship to TWS

Second Place Winner: Braden Barker, Grundy Area Vocational Center, IL
Half-tuition Scholarship to TWS

Third Place Winner: Michael Rowell, Grundy Area Vocational Center, IL
Quarter-tuition scholarship to TWS

Fourth Place Winner: Noah Arnold, Minooka High School Dist. 111, IL
Quarter-tuition scholarship to TWS


TWS – Jacksonville, Florida
First Place Winner: Dalton Gray, Fleming County High School, KY
Full-tuition scholarship to TWS

Second Place Winner: Kegan Dales, Fleming County High School, KY
Half-tuition scholarship to TWS

Third Place Winner: Corbin Clendenin, Clay-Chalkville High School, AL
Quarter-tuition scholarship to TWS

The competition itself requires participants to complete a timed arc welding test using various positions and techniques. Contestants are graded on adherence to procedure, the quality of the weld, and final completion time.

Contact Information
Sue Kuhl, Regional Campus President
Tulsa Welding School
2545 E. 11th St., Tulsa, OK 74104
[email protected]
(918) 587-6789

About Tulsa Welding School
Tulsa Welding School (TWS), founded in 1949, has campuses in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Jacksonville, Florida; and Houston, Texas. TWS offers training in welding, pipefitting and HVAC/R technologies (not all programs are available at all campuses). TWS is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and is a member of the American Welding Society.

Accredited School, ACCSC. TWS-Jacksonville located at 1750 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216 is recognized by ACCSC as a satellite location of TWS-Jacksonville located at 3500 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216. Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center (TWSTC) in Houston and TWS-Jacksonville are branch campuses of Tulsa Welding School, located at 2545 E. 11th St., Tulsa, OK 74104. Tulsa, OK campus is licensed by OBPVS and ASBPCE. Jacksonville, FL campus is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2331. TWSTC and TWS in Tulsa, OK are approved by TWC. TWS in Tulsa and Jacksonville are licensed by the Mississippi Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration, License No. C-668, and are regulated by: State Workforce Innovation Council, Office for Career and Technical Schools, 10 N. Senate Ave, Room SE 304, Indianapolis, IN 46204; [email protected]; 317-234-8338 or 317-232-1732. The AOSWT program is an Associate of Occupational Studies degree program and is not an academic degree. The AOSWT program is not approved for the following states: CO, GA, IN, LA, MN, and TX. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete our programs, and other important information, please visit our website at: http://www.weldingschool.com/student-resources/regulatory-information/.