Are Tradeswomen in Demand?

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Are you a woman who wants to work in the trades?

You are not alone. It is no longer a male only industry with many women working in the trades. Tulsa Welding School is ready to help you become a welder, electrician, or HVAC technician. We offer women an opportunity to enter the trade industry and thrive.

Are Tradeswomen in Demand?

Whether you want to be a truck driver, firefighter, electrician, HVAC technician or one of the 100 critical occupations in Oklahoma, trade programs are designed to prepare you with classroom theory and hands-on experience.

Did you know that there will be a projected growth of 4% for electricians through 2031?* The growth in population and subsequent need for homes and commercial structures promotes the need for electricians to install, maintain and repair electrical components.

Associations for Tradeswomen

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There are many associations that support tradeswomen. They include:

Women in HVACR – an association that supports women in the HVAC/R industry. They empower women to succeed through networking opportunities, mentoring, and education.

Tradeswomen Inc – a grassroots support organization with a mission for outreach, recruitment, retention, and leadership development for women in blue-collar skilled trades. They focus exclusively on the needs of women in the skilled trades.

Women in Manufacturing – the Oklahoma chapter of Women in Manufacturing that provides opportunities for women to expand a local network, build valuable business relationships, and enjoy industry-related programming.

What Trade Programs Does TWS Offer?

Tulsa Welding School can train women for career opportunities in welding, HVAC/R, and electrical in less than a year.

Welding Program

Tulsa Welding School offers both a diploma and degree in welding. In as little as 7 months, you can become a professional welder and join women that are already working in automotive shops, construction, and manufacturing jobs.

During this program, you will learn about welding fundamentals and techniques to prepare for apprenticeships in HVAC. You will learn about structural and pipe welding techniques. And with the help of the welding capstone, you will put the classroom learning to the test on real life scenarios that will help you build your confidence to start welding.

Electrical Applications Program

Our Electrician program can be completed in as little as 7 months.

The Electrical Applications program at TWS offers classroom theory and hands-on experience to prepare for a career in electrical applications. Women and men learn alongside one another about the fundamentals of electricity and solar, electrical wiring, motors and lighting practices and electrical distribution systems. This program is offered at all three TWS campuses, including Tulsa, Jacksonville, and Houston.

HVAC/R Technician Program

TWS also offers an HVAC/R Technician program for women to become installation, service, and maintenance technicians. Along with HVAC/R, you will learn about the fundamentals of electricity, residential and commercial wiring and comfort systems. This program can be completed at our Jacksonville, Tulsa, and Houston campuses.

If you are ready to work as a tradeswoman, TWS can help. Contact us to learn more about our welding, electrician, and HVAC programs. Join the women that attend TWS and make life-long friendships today.

*According to BLS data Arizona employed 14,450 Electricians(472111) through May 2021