Sawyer Josler

“The transition over to Vermont Technical College through VAST was almost seamless. Everyone I met was very helpful and resources were readily available to me.”

Sawyer chose Vermont Tech because of location, return on investment, and placement rates. “The ROI really says it all for me, no student wants to graduate with a large amount of debt hanging above their head.”

Sawyer was drawn to the Construction Management program because of his passion for Construction and efficiency. “The faculty in the Construction Management program are top tier and have really made it a close knit family-like experience. Through their many years of experience they are able to provide students with whatever it takes to push you to the next level.”

“Almost all of our classes use a hands on learning style where you are getting your hands dirty and getting the hard work done. The biggest take away from our classes are the applicability; Our lessons are jammed packed with experiences from our professors to help guide the way.”

Sawyer was involved with the VSAC Talent Search program and Anne Kaplan specifically helped him tremendously through the college search process. “I wasn’t informed about the VAST program until my independent studies teacher at Hartford High School informed me about it and I couldn’t have made a better decision than to follow through with it.”

“Karry Booska in Career services has been a delight to work with and has helped my interview skills immensely as well as advising on cover letters and resumé work. Andrew Myrick, the Chair of the Construction Management Program works tirelessly for all of his students making connections and connecting students to people in the industry and I can’t thank him enough for the work that he does.”

Sawyer’s goal once he have completed his degree is to work in the vertical construction field. “My greatest hope is to work on a project that’s scope is over $100,000,000.”

Being a Vermonter, Sawyer loves being outdoors and enjoys hiking, photography, and driving around in the summer with the windows down. Sawyer is currently working part-time at his family’s business Sabil & Sons as an assistant technician.

“My advice to incoming students is to work hard while you’re here. There are decades and decades of experience in the field and in life at your fingertips and it would be a shame to let that slide by. I strongly recommend personal finance specifically with Professor Hughes. I learned so much about topics I was never aware of or taught in high school. No need to consider it, the right decision is to apply now. It will be one of the best decisions of your life and you can’t go wrong with construction. Highly skilled people are in need and Vermont Tech graduates are in high demand.”

  • School

    Professional Studies and Management

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  • Hometown

    Hartford, VT