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Jeff Sadowski

After earning his Mechanical Design associate degree at Gateway, Jeff Sadowski gained a satisfying job in a challenging work environment at the Falk Corp. in Milwaukee. In fact, during his last year in the program, Sadowski actually earned a paycheck while working in a cooperative program with Milwaukee manufacturer Briggs & Stratton.

“I learned the trade, hands on,” he said of the mechanical design program.

Now Sadowski utilizes mechanical design software to help add dimension to project proposals sent for review to potential Falk customers. “Falk makes various motor elements that I bring together using a computer aided drawing (CAD) system,” he said.

It took Sadowski three years to get his degree, attending school part time. But he said he is glad he completed it because it was the key to gaining his interesting, well-paying job.

“There are a lot of good jobs out there right now in Southeastern Wisconsin,” says Sadowski.

Jeff Sadowski points out that this is a particularly good field for students who enjoy math.

He says Gateway did a great job in preparing him for the real-world occupation. “I would absolutely recommend it to anybody.”