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Tue 16

Welding: TIG

July 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu 18

Welding: TIG

July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon 22

Carpentry: Level 0

July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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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.