After taking welding in high school and welding professionally after that, Andrew decided to take a few years off. He found himself drawn back to a welding career and decided to further his welding education by completing his AWS training and certification through RTEC. Since then, he's received several additional certifications through his job. He enjoys his welding career.
After watching her dad weld, Heather decided to try welding her senior year in high school. That course sparked her interest in pursuing a career in welding. She took RTEC's welding courses and became AWS certified. Now Heather works at Kolberg-Pioneer in Yankton as a welder. She shares, "A lot of women don’t think they can do it, but they really can!”