HOW DO YOU FEEL KNOWING THAT YOU PLAY A HAND IN SHAPING THE WORKFORCE?
It's extremely rewarding. Working in industry in and of itself is rewarding. But the rewards you get from having an impact with these students, and the feedback you get as a result, are too. For example, if I made an improvement on a product and the industry, it was because I was proud of the product and I wanted to make an improvement for my customers, but I usually never got to meet my customers. So now when I make an improvement and it has an impact, I hear it directly from them. I hear it from the companies that they work for. Oftentimes I hear it from their parents. It's a lot more fulfilling. I get a lot of feedback relative to student success. Every day I make a difference and I try and make sure that I'm preparing the students to also make a difference.