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Kevin Williams' story continued
Kevin is now a Fiber Optics Engineer Technician at COTWORKS located in Highland Heights, Ohio. "This organization primarily operates in the fiber optics communications equipment business/industry within the electronic and other electrical equipment and components sector. This organization has been operating for approximately 11 years. We design, engineer, and manufacture ruggedized fiber optic cables and transceivers for OEMs and their partners. I am pleased that make a good salary!
I am responsible for building sample fiber optic cable assemblies per sales and customer request, documenting preliminary work instructions for complex first-pass production, assembly and testing of short run customer orders of cable assemblies, production support/debug for new product instructions, final assembly and testing of prototype cable assemblies, compliance of all processes to ISP quality requirements."
Joshua Ishihara's story continued
...Getting to meet the NASA employees, Astronauts and the other Robotics team members from across the US gave me the opportunity to see many different paths my journey could take."
"I was hired as a Systems Engineer for RoviSys after I graduated. Then moved to California in April 2017 to help the company set up a new West Coast Office near LA."
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Kyle Ferguson's story continued
"I also felt with your weather background that helped many of us grasp a deeper level of understanding certain weather charts, concepts, etc."
"I think you continued to improve the program even more following the semester I took it. I think the mock examinations were highly beneficial to the students and in fact most of the students I helped told me the mock orals were more difficult than the actual examinations. If there is one thing I would say could use improvement (which there really isn't much) I would say perhaps later in the course, particularly with weather, don't be afraid to really dive deep into the theory and understanding of certain concepts. I remember my examiner asking me certain questions that dug deeper than a base-level understanding (if I remember correctly he asked me about what LLWAS was and how it worked, I knew what it was but not exactly what it looked like or even how it really worked besides a basic understanding. He then asked about how they forecast LLWS now and what they use...the answer being Doppler radar, those funny looking massive golf balls). I would say later in the course try to include more practical applications and deeper explanations about certain concepts."
"As for how the course helped me, being an ATC major, taking the dispatch course did nothing but make me more marketable in the Aviation & Aerospace industry. In fact, for most jobs, regardless of what it is, employers want applicants with FAA certificates (especially Dispatcher's Certificate). I am also a firm believer that adversity makes you stronger as a person. Taking both dispatch courses over the summer pushed me to study harder than I had before and really push myself. It is a rewarding feeling once you walk out of those examinations and look back at what you've accomplished."