Hibbing Daily Tribune
Sean Pelkey recalls helping his dad with rudimentary welding projects in his garage when he was just 7 years old.
The Mesabi Range Welding program student today plans to open a “small-time repair and fabrication shop out of my own garage.”
But he is also working as a “temp to hire” at Joy Global, Inc., in Virginia, a company that services the mining industry’s heavy equipment.
Pelkey and many of his fellow students in the college’s Welding, Industrial Mechanical Technology (millwright), and Process Automation Systems programs will be part of a workforce that is either directly or indirectly related to mining.