Knowledge is power – and I’ve gained that power
Jenny Perez knew she wanted more.
She loved her job in an automated machinery department, but wanted to increase her skills and extend her career possibilities. She wanted structured training to help her accomplish her goal.
Jenny turned to Gateway’s Electromechanical Maintenance Technician program – and has gained the confidence and training to flourish in a career she enjoys greatly.
“Gateway has allowed me to become more than just another technician, more than just another person turning a wrench. I know I am a trained automated maintenance technician. It’s allowed me to be a stronger woman, a more independent woman.
“I don’t have to ask someone how to do something – I know how to do it. Knowledge is power and that’s what Gateway has given me. I have the power to do anything I want to do.”
Jenny attended a college open house, talked to a program instructor – and the rest is history. In fact, Jenny says it was the information and guidance she received from Gateway instructors which have helped her succeed.
“My program adviser has gone above and beyond anything I have experienced before. If I need help or support, he backs me up. The answer to anything I ask is ‘yes.’ He holds me accountable. He provides support not just for papers or paperwork or policies or the class – he helps me to know what I need to succeed.”
Jenny says the skills have, indeed, helped her succeed at her workplace.
“I can use the skills I learn at Gateway in my job every day,” she says. “Gateway is allowing me to take steps to expand on the knowledge I have. I am becoming a better technician and a better asset to my company.”