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 to grow 26% from 2010 to 2020, faster than average for all occupations. As such, job opportunities are expected to be good as some employers continue to report difficulty finding qualified professionals. In addition, many workers are expected to retire over the next 10 years, which will result in more job openings.”

The new Pipefitting training program takes 6½ months to complete and prepares students to pursue opportunities as pipefitters, pipe layers, plumbers, boilermakers and steamfitters. Tulsa Welding School’s hands-on pipefitting training also includes courses in blueprint reading, math, safety and plumbing codes and standards.

Tulsa Welding School has campuses in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Jacksonville, Florida and offers training in Welding; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Solar Technologies and Pipefitting. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Accredited School, ACCSC. Licensed by OBPVS. 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:

About StrataTech Education Group and Tulsa Welding School
StrataTech Education Group (formerly Beam Reach Education) focuses on the acquisition, growth and development of specialized career education schools, particularly skilled-trade programs designed to address the nation’s growing infrastructure needs. StrataTech Education Group makes equity investments in the post-secondary career school industry by acquiring institutions. The company’s Tulsa Welding School subsidiary was founded in 1949 with campuses in Tulsa, Okla. and Jacksonville, Fla. Tulsa Welding School is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and is a member of the American Welding Society and the Association of Private Schools, Colleges, and Universities.