Trail King Industries, Mitchell, South Dakota, supports local students involved in welding and trade skills by partnering with technical schools. Mitchell Technical Institute’s Welding and Manufacturing Technology program prepares students for careers in highly technical manufacturing environments. In 2019, 16 graduates of the WMT program entered the field. Two of which are new hires at Trail King’s Mitchell, South Dakota, location. The program began in 2012 with 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 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 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. Trail King, being a longtime supporter of the program, 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 call 800-843-3324 or visit www.trailking.com.