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Student Spotlight: Richard Bednarek

Student Spotlight: Richard Bednarek

Electronic Engineering Technology & Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology

Sep 11, 2017

Career Program: Electronic Engineering Technology and Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology
Hometown: Portage / Montello
Current Residence: Appleton
Age: 29
Attended FVTC: Summer 2014-Spring 2017

Why did you choose the Electronic Engineering Technology and Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology programs?

I’ve always been interested in this field, and after seeing the electronics used in the Army, my interest grew stronger.

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

The entire field is both very interesting and rewarding. The problems faced and solutions are never the same. I get a sense of accomplishment after I find a solution to an issue. It’s also financially rewarding.

Why did you choose Fox Valley Technical College?

I chose Fox Valley Tech because the knowledge and experience of the instructors in the electronics field is like no other. Also, the Fox Valley region is growing in production, so FVTC is in a very good location to be able to work and attend school at the same time.

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

With the skills and knowledge I learned, FVTC helped me get the position I’m in today. Plus I was able to reach my goal of where I wanted to be by the time I was 30 years old.

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

Electrical Engineer / Electrical Service Specialist / Project Coordinator