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Oct 4, 2013

Student Success Profile: John Carnes

Today's student success profile features a brief Q and A with John Carnes. John is a Workforce Education student with passions around design, programming, and creating things with his hands. In a just a few short months, he will complete two certificates in the Aerospace: Principles of Precision Machining program.

Afterwards, he has ambitious plans to transition to the two-year Machining and Manufacturing Technology Associate in Applied Science degree. As he puts it, enrolling at Green River was the "best decision ever!"

Hi John, welcome to the blog.What's it like being a student in the Aerospace: Principles of Precision Machining program at Green River?

John: Don't know where to begin, but the teachers are real hands-on about your lessons, which is great! You do really get back what you put into it, with great opportunities only after the first quarter.

Can you tell us the story of how you decided to pursue training in this field?

John: I've always had a passion for creating things with my hands. I had some background in programming in prior colleges; wanting to create something I can actually see was also a big push towards machining. Best decision ever. Maybe it's the Green River teacher and staff members, but the lessons learned here are worth all the time and effort.

How has Workforce Education helped you towards completing your goals?

John: Without Workforce Education, I don't know where I'd be at. They are currently a big part of my life-changing experience, for the positive of course.

What advice would you have for new students who are interested in pursuing precision machining training at Green River?

John: Hello and welcome. You have made the right choice! Give it all you've got and learn--you will get back more in return before you even know it. Good luck on your pursuit to becoming a machinist.

Funding Tip! The following Workforce Education funding programs support machining training at Green River: BFET, Worker Retraining, and WorkFirst.
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