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Mike Holtorf

Welding Instructor

Contact Information

1900 College Ave
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Email Mike
800.243.9482 ext. 5210


B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wis.


Mike Holtorf is a Welding Instructor at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College's Rice Lake campus.

He has spent the last 30 years involved in working as a welder in job and production ships, as a salesman calling on large and small welding customers, and the last seven years as an instructor. Mike has had the luxury of working for a welding distribution company that sent him for training continuously for 14 years. That training has been helpful for preparing Mike to teach welding.

In his free time, Mike enjoys golfing, gardening, walking, reading and biking.

Mike Holtrof, WITC Rice Lake

"There has never been a better time to enter the welding field. There are more welders retiring than there are young people coming into the welding field. The wages are rising and the demand for well-trained welders is at an all-time high. New processes are making the joining process cleaner and more operator-friendly than ever before." Mike Holtorf