The Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council (PIC) and Minnesota West Community and Technical College sponsor a beginning welding class.  Individuals in the class learn different welds and also blueprint reading. Welding Instructor, Justin Johnson, arranged a tour of the AGCO plant in Jackson to give the individuals a chance to see the operation and the importance of the weld. Individuals attend training 3 nights per week and earn 6 college credits in the class.  The current class includes 5 adults and 2 youth of which are PIC Career Pathway Participants.