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Tue 21

Carpentry Level 1

January 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue 21

Welding- MIG/Wire Feed

January 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue 21

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Providing Opportunities to Discover, Explore & Learn Real World Trades

Apply Now: Scholar Dollars Scholarship with South Central College & Big Ideas Inc.

Wood Working

Wood Working

TIG Welding

Cookie Class

Car Care

Machine Sewing

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Contact BigIdeas@BigIdeasUSA.org or call 1.866.992.4443 for more information.

Classes are taught at the New Ulm High School, 1600 Oak Street, New Ulm, MN. Check individual class pages for room location and other relevant information. Scholarship forms available on request.

We provide meaningful ways to give people of all ages and stages of life the chance to try their hand at what may become a hobby, a cottage business, or a new career with classes that teach not only the ‘hard’ skills associated with the curriculum, but also the ‘soft’ skills needed to be successful in that trade.