Trail King Industries is proud to support local students involved in welding and trade skills by partnering with technical schools, the company said. The Welding and Manufacturing Technology (WMT) program at Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI) prepares students for rewarding and satisfying careers in highly technical manufacturing environments.
In 2019, sixteen graduates of the WMT program are entering the field. Two of which are new hires at Trail King’s Mitchell, SD 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 over 70 in just 7 years, the company said. 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 are also available to WMT students. Graduates of this program gain all the skills to put them on the path of success and leadership in the industry.
“The Mitchell Technical Institute’s Welding and Manufacturing Technology program would not have the success that it has without Trail King’s industry support,” stated 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.