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Trail King Supports Local Manufacturing, Welding Technology Programs

Tue June 04, 2019 - Midwest Edition
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Trail King is a longtime supporter of The Welding and Manufacturing Technology (WMT) program at Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI), which prepares students for rewarding and satisfying careers in highly technical manufacturing environments.
Trail King is a longtime supporter of The Welding and Manufacturing Technology (WMT) program at Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI), which prepares students for rewarding and satisfying careers in highly technical manufacturing environments.

Trail King Industries supports local students involved in welding and trade skills by partnering with technical schools.

The Welding and Manufacturing Technology (WMT) program at Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI) prepares students for rewarding and satisfying careers in highly technical manufacturing environments.

Together, Trail King and MTI are a powerful partnership in the Midwest. In 2019, 16 graduates of the WMT program are entering the field, two of whom are new hires at Trail King's Mitchell, S.D., location.

The program began in 2012 with just eight students. With an advisory board of 20, and successful partnerships with industry leaders like Trail King, the program enrollment has grown to more than 70 in just seven years.

Industry relationships help the program excel in areas of material, curriculum, equipment and student-employer relationship. Trail King offers up to $4,000 per year for qualifying candidates and hands-on training, providing materials and engineering drawings for the students to build a TKLP TAG trailer. Internships also are available to WMT students.

"The Mitchell Technical Institute's Welding and Manufacturing Technology program would not have the success that it has without Trail King's industry support," said Travis Peterson, welding program director. "We see firsthand the job opportunities that hands-on training will provide for these students as members of the workforce."

Trail King, being a longtime supporter since the program's inception, has helped students consistently move forward in advanced manufacturing training such as the American Welding Society certification process, Automation, and Non-Destructive Testing methods.

For more information, visit www.trailking.com.