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We regret to inform that all courses are suspended until further notice.
We will work to post virtual ways to discover, learn and explore real world trades.

We will see you all soon!

Providing Opportunities to Discover, Explore & Learn Real World Trades

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Wood Working

Wood Working

TIG Welding

Cookie Class

Car Care

Machine Sewing

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Gain Real World Experience in:

Carpentry – Welding – Mechatronics – Plumbing – Electrical – Horticulture

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.