Although Thomas Webber landed a job at Husky Injection Molding Systems in Milton with only a high school diploma, he knew he needed a college degree to get ahead.
He had several criteria when considering colleges. He wanted to attend a school nearby, he wanted a degree he would enjoy, and he wanted his degree to pay off.
“When I was looking for a college to attend, I was very picky as to what I wanted to get out of it for the money I would be paying for tuition costs,” he recalls. “I asked family, friends, co-workers and teachers what the benefits were of attending certain colleges or universities local to the area. The college that stood out to me the most was Vermont Tech.”
He believes he made the right choice.
“The amount of hands-on experience that is learned in the laboratory along with the relationship you build with other classmates and professors makes the learning experience that much better,” Thomas says. “And the cost of tuition is reasonable.”
Electrical engineering technology was a good fit for him as well because of Vermont Tech’s high job placement rate – and the fact that he enjoys “tinkering on almost anything that is an electrical/mechanical device.”
Thomas is still mulling over whether to pursue additional education.
“I haven’t decided what I am going to do after I get an AE,” he says. “I am still debating whether or not I should go for a bachelor’s degree or specialize in a certain subject/course that I feel I would benefit more from when I apply for a job in the future.”
No matter what he decides, Thomas explains, “I set high goals for myself from a career standpoint and know that attending Vermont Tech was the right choice to be able to achieve my goals.”