Sparks Fly When Tulsa Welding School® Launches 360-Degree Virtual Reality, Introducing Welding Profession to Students at 2016 National FFA Convention & Expo

What Will Your Life Look Like? Take the Interactive Tour and Watch
Live Welding Demo at Booth #1435 on Wednesday, October 19, 2016

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#TWS360–Today, Tulsa Welding School®, the largest welding school in the
U.S.1, will debut a 360-degree virtual reality video (
that gives viewers a choice of which career path they could choose: a
dead end job, or a professional welder working in a variety of
environments. The video highlights the locations where welders can most
often be found: on top of a skyscraper, working on a ship, and in a
traditional welding shop.

“Tulsa Welding School is excited to debut our 360-degree VR video at
this year’s FFA Convention & Expo,” said Shelly Short, Marketing
Director, StrataTech Education Group. “We believe this 360 virtual
reality experience is the first of its kind in skilled trades education.
It offers a unique way to engage in a dialogue with students and parents
about what TWS offers, and the many career opportunities available for
welders,” Short said.

The TWS 360 VR Tour will be shown to visitors at the booth using the
latest in virtual reality technology. TWS will also provide cardboard VR
viewers for students to take home and view the video online through
YouTube, making the welding VR experience even more accessible. During
the FFA Convention & Expo, TWS will interact with attendees and the
public, using live Facebook events, Instagram, and Snapchat geofilters.
After the TWS 360 video launch at the FFA convention, TWS
representatives will show the video to students around the country
bringing 360 virtual reality welding into high school classrooms and

Meet Tulsa Welding School at Booth #1435

Students and parents who visit the booth will have an opportunity to
watch a live welding demonstration, view the VR video, speak with a high
school representative, obtain information about programs, and schedule
an in-person tour at one of the campuses. TWS is a proud co-sponsor with
the James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation for Agricultural
Education-Entrepreneurship/Placement, one of the National Agricultural
Proficiency Awards, which awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to
FFA members across the country.

About Tulsa Welding School

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Join the conversation at #TWS360.

1 According to 2014 IPEDS data TWS has the largest total
combined enrollment of students for all post-secondary schools in the
U.S. with the designated largest program of CIP Code Welding


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