Student Spotlight (2016)
“The ACE program is great. We covered everything from automation, PLC’s, microprocessors, AC/DC electronics, hydraulics and so much more. It was a great opportunity to gain new skills, which eventually helped me find a great job with Walmart Fulfillment.” - Michael Carlos, ACE graduate & new Walmart Fulfillment employee
Michael Carlos is a great example of a nontraditional student who returned to community college and dedicated 6 months to gain job skills and training for a new career. Michael recently graduated from the ACE (Accelerated Certificate & Employment) program in December 2015. By enrolling in the ACE program, Michael was able to complete his technical certificate in Industrial Automation. Michael exemplifies a hardworking and dedicated student. In fact, his classmates nominated him for an “Award of Excellence” due to his team-oriented attitude and professionalism. After completing the 28 unit program, Michael interviewed with several employers. However, the job offer he received from Walmart Fulfillment was the winner. They offered him a great opportunity and an excellent work schedule that allows him to continue his education.
Upon his recent visit to campus, Michael spoke to the new group of students pursuing the ACE program. He shared advice with the new cohort and encouraged them to stay focused and engaged in the program. Michael is now a proud member of Walmart Fulfillment working as a Maintenance Technician. His long-term goal is to continue his education and advance into management with his new employer. His new skills, positive attitude, and persistence helped him land the job of his dreams. Please welcome our newest alumni to the workforce.
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