Success Stories: Robert A. Lee

Health Science
GED & Welding

Graduation Date:
GED – January 18, 2011

Current Employer and Job Title:
Full-time Lake Tech Welding Student

Former Job or Career:
Land Surveying Technician

I would highly recommend Lake Tech to anyone considering going back to school for continuing education

Why Lake Tech?

I found that Lake Tech fit my budget better than most others schools that I researched. Also, Lake Tech is closer to my home than many of the other schools I looked into. I found that Lake Tech was able to give me the Welding certificates that I will need to obtain a job and other schools were not able to provide this to me.

How was Lake Tech different from other schools you have attended?

The Lake Tech instructors have given me the one-on-one time I needed to complete the assignments I have been given. The staff at Lake Tech have been very helpful and go out of their way to make sure you get all the help you need.

How long did it take you to complete your training?

The GED prep class only took me 5 months and 4 days to complete due to the wonderful help you get from the instructors in that course. I am still currently enrolled in the Welding program. I plan to complete this course after I have all the training I need along with the certifications needed to obtain a career in the welding field.

What did you learn in your program that prepared you for your job?

For me, the GED prep class has given me the self-confidence I needed to continue my education and move into another program, Welding. In the Welding program, I will have learned the fundamentals of welding, the different types of metals and many different types of welding procedures, as well as how to properly and safely use the tools involved in the welding field. At the end of this program, I will be AWS certified and have Lake Tech certification.

Describe your best experience while a student at Lake Tech….

The staff at Lake Tech has been wonderful to work with. They are more than willing to go out of their way to make sure you get what you need when it comes to the course you are inquiring about. The job shadowing opportunity was a very helpful program. It gives you a chance to see the programs that Lake Tech offers. This gives you, as a student, a good insight on what program you may want to choose without having to pay up front.

What is one thing that future students should know about Lake Tech?

Lake Tech has been a wonderful place to attend and to learn a new career/trade. The cost of the programs that are offered are not out of budget range for most people, which I feel is a very good thing.

The staff at Lake Tech is helpful in many ways.

Do you have plans to continue your education?

At this time in my life, I do not have plans on continuing my education after completing the welding program.