Zachary Crowne, a first generation student at Vermont Tech, has always tinkered with his own cars and dirt bikes. But never did he imagine that he would earn his degree in doing what he loved.
Zachary, of Granville, is studying in Vermont Tech’s Diesel Technology Program and recently landed a job at Milton Caterpillar in Richmond as a diesel technician.
But a few years ago after graduating from college, he wasn’t exactly sure what he wanted to do with his life. While doing finish production at his uncle’s custom cabinet shop, something clicked.
“That really prepared me for Vermont Tech by providing me with a real life experience of working in a shop,” he says. “Since I’m a hands-on learner, I knew that Vermont Tech was the right place for me.”
Zachary has enjoyed his time at Vermont Tech and appreciates its close-knit community and the support students receive from faculty.
“The relationships that are formed between students and faculty really makes you feel at home and welcome,” he says. “I never felt confident as a student, but after my time here at Vermont Tech, I feel accomplished knowing that my college experience changed how I view myself when it comes to academics.”