Suncoast Technical Student
Tonight’s student spotlight is one of our graduates in our Welding Technology program here at Suncoast Technical Education Center. Tonight is Kevin’s last class with us after 2 years. I asked him if he felt that was a long time to be in school or if he preferred the part time schedule. He replied, “I know this schedule isn’t for everyone. A lot of people just want to get in and get out. But for me this schedule worked. Not just because I’m a family man but also because I have a full time job already working in the industry.” He went on to say this program really helped him at work. He recently got promoted to welder and said “. . . coming here in the evening was all about practice, practice, practice. Then I go back to work the next day and apply it.” As for the online book work, he isn’t a fan of online work but the curriculum in a box self-paced guide they have in class really helped him follow along! Now after going through the welding program at SunTech, he feels completely ready to get his certification.