Students of Mora High School’s vocational classes were able to see a real example of the rewards that can come from working a skilled trade.
Mora High School senior Mark Arnold recently completed a 120-hour welding internship with Dal-Kor Corp of Mora, a steel manufacturing shop that specializes in agricultural equipment.
The apprenticeship was part of the Harbor Freight Fellows Initiative, which financially supports apprenticeship experiences and helps incentivise connections between schools and students with mentors in the trades.
In return for spending 120 hours apprenticing with Dal-Kor Corp, Arnold received a $1,000 scholarship from Harbor Freight.
Dean Sand, Mora’s Industrial Tech teacher, said Arnold has been an incredible mentor for the underclassmen. Sand described Arnold as a man that doesn’t waste his words, but when he chooses to say something, he means something and the underclassmen take it to heart.
Mora tech students watched a check presentation during which teacher Jason Norby told his students, “This is a great example of what happens when you stick to it.”