Nov 8, 2017
The 40-year-old inspector for Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company travels Wisconsin to ensure that boilers, air tanks and all other types of pressure equipment are operating safely and effectively.
What first brought you to FVTC?
As a millwright, my company sent me to Fox Valley Tech’s Chilton Regional Center to take a few courses. I loved that the center was located close to my home and offered online, accelerated and evening classes. When I decided to further my career by going into management, it was an easy decision to enroll in the Management Development program in Chilton.
What did you enjoy most about your FVTC education?
I enjoyed making new connections with people from different industries. The pleasant campus environment and knowledgeable staff made me feel at home. If I had a question, it was convenient to just visit the center in Chilton and talk to someone.
Why are your skills so valued in the workplace?
Every day I work with new people, and it’s important for them to trust my judgment and capabilities. The skills I learned at FVTC’s Chilton Regional Center gave me the confidence to do my job properly, think critically and communicate effectively.
What advice can you give others about selecting a college?
Find a college that provides the curriculum and degrees for the career you want to pursue. It’s also important to choose a college that works with your schedule and helps reduce student debt.