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Student Spotlight: Nick Mathison

Student Spotlight: Nick Mathison

Electro-Mechanical Technology

Jan 16, 2017

Career Program: Electro-Mechanical Technology
Age: 21
Hometown: Appleton
Current Residence: Freedom
Attended FVTC: 2015 - 2016

Why did you choose the Electro-Mechanical Technology program?

The program includes a wide variety of engineering-type classes that form a great base with which every modern industrial technician should be familiar. The program has an extremely flexible schedule and excellent instructors who offer real-world experience with their teaching.

What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding?

FVTC has brought me a general knowledge of electrical, mechanical and fluid power system operation, along with great hands-on experience with programming and system troubleshooting.

Why did you choose Fox Valley Technical College?

I chose FVTC because of the wide variety of programs available in my general field of interest. Since I have been here, FVTC has opened a large number of opportunities for me.

How did Fox Valley Technical College help you change your life?

Once I started the program, I immediately noticed the incredible effort the school put in to ensure employment after every single student graduates. Between the mock interviews, resume building, job postings and everything else, it would have been hard not to find a job after graduation. Because of FVTC, I was able to find an internship as a technician, which has basically eliminated my student debt as well as jump-started my future career.

What type of job do you expect to find after graduation?

I expect to continue working in the manufacturing facility where I currently work. Although I am a maintenance technician right now, many other doors will be open thanks to my Electro-Mechanical Technology degree and the skills that FVTC has provided me.