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Florida is one of the biggest innovation hubs in America, generating opportunities that have local and global impact on manufacturing and production industries. If you are intrigued by technology, pursuing a career in manufacturing might be your ticket to success.

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Justin Altreche,
Marion Technical Institute, Industrial Engineering Technology

Justin likes all of his classes in the IET program at Marion Technical Institute.  “Being able to work hands-on with equipment in a real workplace is exciting to me.” Classes are interactive and every minute there is something new we are learning,” says Justin.  Justin thinks that the lab exercises help in the overall learning process.  “The technical concepts I am learning will help me in the future by putting me ahead and giving me the experience to get a good job. 

Tabor Deacons,
Marion Technical Institute, Drafting and Design

Tabor found out about the Engineering Technology program through a friend already in the academy.  Tabor likes combining the drafting and designing concepts of the computer and hands-on activities to learn.  Tabor says, “I enjoy working with my hands and building things that we are working on in class.”  “Being able to design something and have it work the way I planned it to is exciting to me,”  says Tabor.  The program also gives students the opportunity to gain certifications in various accomplishments that Tabor finds helpful in pursuing employment during and after college.

Thomas Dedman,
Marion Technical Institute, Advanced Manufacturing

Thomas hasn’t always liked STEM classes but found out differently through a manufacturing class.  “In my manufacturing class, we are actually doing things that we are learning about.  It’s like being in a real work environment which excites me.”  Thomas is looking forward to the many career opportunities that lie ahead.  The work experience that he has gained while being in the program recently presented Thomas with an interview at Lockheed Martin which is a company he has dreamed of working for.

Sean Horst,
Marion Technical Institute, Industrial Engineering Technology, Automation and Production Technology

Sean gets excited about manufacturing because everything we use is manufactured.  “Acting like a manufacturing company, doing sketches and producing a product is fun to me,” says Sean.  As far as STEM subjects Sean says, “After taking these classes my interest in STEM subjects has increased dramatically.  Instead of doing things that relate to your class or affect your grade, you are doing things that relate to real life topics, things that you will use in your career.”  Sean feels that the certifications he can acquire while in the program will help him build his resume and get a great job.

 

Kevin Hracs,
Marion Technical Institute, Industrial Engineering Technology, Automation and Production Technology

Kevin enrolled in the Industrial Engineering Technology program at MTI after going to an open house.  “I like the creativity of some of the classes and applying the knowledge I learned,” says Kevin.  The hands-on activities and the use of AutoCAD is the most fun part of the program for Kevin.  Kevin likes engineering because it relates to architecture which he wishes to pursue after high school.

Tyler Jensen,
Marion Technical Institute, Industrial Engineering Technology, Automation and Production Technology

“Getting to assemble objects such as toys is the most fun part of the program for me,” says Tyler.  Robotics has always interested him because taking things   apart and rebuilding them is interesting.  Tyler feels that the skills he has learned in his automation and production classes will help him in the future as he pursues a career in software design in college.

William Lyon,
Marion Technical Institute, Drafting and Design

Engineering activities have interested William for a long time which is why he chose the ET degree program.  William likes being able to design things on the computer and using AutoCAD.  “I have always enjoyed building or creating things, and the engineering technology program will allow me to do just that” says William.  William is looking forward to attending college and his pursuit of a career in the ET field.

Jeffrey Masey,
Marion Technical Institute, Industrial Engineering Technology, Automation and Production Technology

Jeffrey decided to enroll in the program after talking with friends and family members.  He has always liked STEM subjects and feels that the IET program is more exciting than “normal” school activities.   

Antonio Perry,
Marion Technical Institute, Industrial Engineering Technology

Antonio learned about the program through a friend and decided that it would be a good choice for him since he likes math and other STEM classes.  “The teachers are wonderful.  We get to do hands-on things and work in teams which makes things easier,” Antonio says.  Antonio likes his classes and wants to pursue a career in computer technology at Florida State University after high school.

Alberto Pineda,
Marion Technical Institute, Engineering Technology

Alberto first learned about the Engineering Technology program in the tenth grade.  That is when he started liking STEM classes with hands-on activities.  “Programming robots to do things really excites me,” says Alberto.  Alberto hopes to gain knowledge and skills to pursue a career in the engineering technology field.  After high school Alberto plans to go to Central Florida Community College.

Kia Smith,
Marion Technical Institute, Drafting and Design

Kia loves the courses she is taking because they help her become a team player as well as a team leader.  They also give her experience for her career by doing hands-on activities.  “Technology and mathematics are my favorite classes because it is fun making a robot do what I want it to,” says Kia.  Kia wants to go to college after high school and pursue a career that encompasses all she has learned in the ET program at Marion Technical Institute.

Eva Smyers,
Marion Technical Institute, Industrial Engineering Technology, Automation and Production

Eva says, “I like the IET program at Marion Technical Institute because the teachers are always engaging and make the students want to learn!”    The hands-on projects like learning how to use certain tools and working in teams are the most fun part of the program for Eva.  Building quality items and having others enjoy them is very rewarding to her.  Eva wants to practice architecture and knows that the education and experience she has gained while in the program will assist her in achieving her goals.

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