Hector Martinez’s parents immigrated to the United States as teenagers, fleeing violence and a lack of opportunities in Mexico. Now, as the first person in his family to go to college, it is his turn to face the unknown in pursuit of a better future.
Colton Hodge was not a musical prodigy; he didn’t even learn to read music until a few years ago. But his natural talent and passion for music eventually led him to master the viol de gamba. After graduating from Sheridan College, Colton continued on to the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland
Welding & Machine Tool Technology
Celsey Martin’s dad taught her how to weld growing up on her family ranch near Shoshoni, Wyoming. Now that she has added machining to her skillset. “My education prepared me for my job, and I’ve found it pretty easy to pick up new skills as I need to.”
Diesel Technology & Welding Technology
A friend told him about the Diesel Technology program at Gillette College, so he made a trip to Wyoming to learn more about it. When Littlejohn walked into the Technical Education Center and saw the high-bay diesel lab, he knew he had found the perfect place to continue his education.
Trae & Tyler Kaufmann
“I think what is more attractive about being an RN, as opposed to a doctor or other healthcare professional, is the close relationship you develop with patients. You are at their bedside every day and actually get to provide care, not just solve a problem. You really get to make a real difference in their lives.”
Women In Tech
If you walked around the Technical Education Center at Sheridan College at the end of last semester, you would have noticed a few more women hard at work behind the lathes, welding stations, and diesel engines than in the past.
“It was the perfect place to start for me. It was so easy to get involved at Gillette College, the instructors were great, and I enjoyed the small class sizes. It was also nice to be able to stay in my hometown.”
Gaining Important Perspectives on Diversity
Sometimes when we lack knowledge about different cultures, we are afraid of what we don’t know, and that causes us to act in a negative way. I think the more experiences like this we can give students, the more they will learn to be curious instead of afraid.”