As long as you're a hard worker, it is easy to work your way up, with or without a college education. Many companies offer on-the-job training and may even help you pay to take college courses.
There are several schools in the area that offer training and degree programs important to starting a career in the stainless steel industry. The wide variety gives you the opportunity to find the right program, location, and pace to fit you.
Ozarks Technical Community College Certificate & Associates Degree programs available