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Student Spotlight: Yonel Francois

Student Spotlight: Yonel Francois

Electro-Mechanical Technology

Apr 24, 2017

Career Program: Electro-Mechanical Technology
Hometown: Saint Marc, Haiti
Current Residence: Neenah
Age: 41
Attended FVTC: 2013-2017

Why did you choose the Electro-Mechanical Technology program?

I chose this program because I enjoy working with my hands. Also, the Electro-Mechanical program offers the skills that I need to be an excellent technician in varied manufacturing fields. There are a lot of job opportunities in the manufacturing trades, due to the lack of skilled workers.

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

First of all, I found that there are opportunities to transfer my credits to a four-year degree in electrical engineering. There’s a high demand for electro-mechanical technicians—because this program has a 100% graduate employment rate, getting a job before or after graduation is very likely.

Why did you choose Fox Valley Technical College?

FVTC has an outstanding reputation worldwide in preparing young people and adults for the future. FVTC offers real skills for real jobs, and it is affordable.

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

The college helped me communicate better, since my first language is not English. I have learned at FVTC how to work collaboratively with others to solve problems, and have made lifelong friendships with students and instructors.

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

After graduation, the company I work for is willing to promote me to a position in which I would maintain digital printing machines. I have also made contact with several employers through the FVTC job fairs, so there will be plenty of opportunities for me.