Don’t Miss Holiday Hobby Welding Course This December!
YANKTON – If you’re looking for a new way to showcase your artistic talents, your imagination and your love of creating unique, handcrafted gifts, RTEC’s Holiday Hobby Welding mini-course was designed with you in mind!
Holiday Hobby Welding, the fun mini-course that requires no previous welding knowledge or experience, will run from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on three consecutive Saturdays – Dec. 7, 14 & 21, 2013. It will be instructed in the welding technologies lab at the Regional Technical Education Center (RTEC) at 1200 W. 21st St. in Yankton.
During these special Saturday morning classes, you’ll be introduced to the basics of several different types of welding so you can use your creativity and imagination to produce unique holiday projects for yourself or for others on your holiday list. By the end of this brief course, you’ll learn how to make welded creations that might include animals, yard art, functional household items and even seasonal projects such as snowmen and hearts.
Cost of this 12-hour Holiday Hobby Welding mini-course is $130 plus tax. No previous welding experience is needed, making this class ideal for amateurs, hobbyists and curious artists who would like to find a new medium to explore.
For more information or to register for this welding-mini course, please contact RTEC at (605) 668-5700, visit RTEC’s web site at www.rtecedu.org or like RTEC on Facebook.
Register with a friend today! Class size is limited to 10 participants and you’ll complete your project(s) just in time for holiday giving. A minimum of six must be enrolled for the class to run.
Special Daytime Welding Fabrication & Repair Course Set!
RTEC plans to offer a special 40-hour Welding Fabrication & Repair Course from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week of Dec. 9-13, 2013. It will be instructed by an American Welding Society (AWS) CWI/CWE in the RTEC machining lab, which is an AWS Accredited Testing Facility (ATF).
Ninety percent of the course will be hands-on wire and stick welding that is designed to boost your skills in the field or in the shop. You’ll also operate torch equipment and hand grinders. At the end of the course, you’ll have an opportunity (with instructor approval) to attempt AWS certification testing with a minimum 1-G plate test.
Cost of this special 40-hour Welding Fabrication & Repair Course is $1,600 plus tax. Contact RTEC at (605) 668-5700 to sign up today!
Just a note, we’ve advertised far into North Dakota for this class and we expect it to fill up quickly. Reserve your spot today!
AWS Certification Tests $50 Off Through Dec. 20, 2013!
Interested in earning American Welding Society (AWS) Certification? There’s never been a better time, especially since RTEC is offering $50 off each test and retest from now until Dec. 20, 2013.
It’s the perfect holiday gift for yourself or for the members of your welding crew! Just think, with one call, shopping for your employees could be all wrapped up. Even better, when you invest money in your welders now, you’ll reap the benefits every day they’re on the job!
Contact RTEC at (605) 668-5700 for more details and to schedule your AWS Certification tests before this special ends.
We hope you celebrated Manufacturing Week!
It was a busy week in Yankton as manufacturers opened their doors to tours/open houses for the general public and also for special tours for students at Yankton High School. It was all part of Yankton’s celebration of South Dakota Manufacturing Week from Sept. 30 to Oct. 4, 2013.
Several articles appeared in the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan during the week. Below are the links:
Manufacturing’s impact is felt in Yankton.
Veteran welder and RTEC instructor Bob Olson is featured.
Learn about Vishay Dale Electronics and what they manufacture.
Read about local manufacturer, Dakota Trailer Manufacturing.
Click here to learn more about the YHS student tours.
Lt. Gov. Matt Michels encourages manufacturers to tell their stories.
For a special treat, check out this video, produced to showcase local manufacturers.
And the Winners Are …
Congratulations to Marlys List, Sue Corkery, Natasha Burns, Loryn Lichty and Jane M. Olson! Their names were drawn from among several hundred entrants. They each received a $100 RTEC Certificate. The drawing was held as part of SD Manufacturing Week and individuals were granted an entry ticket after completing tours of local manufacturers. Thanks to everyone and all of the businesses who helped make the first SD Manufacturing Week a success!
Welcome to RTEC!
Welcome to the new web site for the Regional Technical Education Center (RTEC) in Yankton. We hope that you will find our new site easier to read and to navigate. We also hope you will visit this page often and use it as a resource to find the latest information on the classes and activities that we
With the new look, you can still find tabs leading you to information on RTEC’s history, community involvement, BAMAAR Student of the Month and a current list of the members of our board. Now, however, it should be easier to find details on current and future courses under the Programs tab. The Career Expo and Manufacturing Academy now have their own tabs. And we are planning to communicate happenings, opportunities and special events by utilizing our Facebook page. (Hint: Please
take a moment to “Like” us on Facebook and you won’t miss out!)
Although our web site has a new look, RTEC’s purpose remains the same – to provide high quality, affordable technical education and training opportunities which will enhance the abilities of individuals to obtain and retain employment. We also promote the notion of home growing our own workforce and remain dedicated to offering learning opportunities for youth.
Thanks for visiting our new site! We hope you will return often and that you will find a program or activity that fits your needs. If not, please keep in mind that we may be able to customize a course or training to suit your needs.
Regional Technical Education Center
1200 W. 21st St.
Yankton, SD 57078
Phone: (605) 668-5700
Fax: (605) 668-3482