Meet Curt Kelley
Degree: Associate Degree in HVAC Technology - Spring 2014
Employer: Aire Serv, Fort Wayne
His Story: I am 34 years old. I got out of the Army in 2012 after three tours in Iraq where I was a Tanker. I then came to Ivy Tech and started in the HVAC program. I really enjoyed the program and the teachers made it great to learn the trade. In my last semester it came to my mind that I would have to get a job after I graduated. One of my classmates worked for an HVAC company and I asked him about a job. I got an interview and then got the job. I LOVE MY JOB much more than I thought I was going to. As HVAC technicians we play an important role in the community we live in making people comfortable in their home or business, you should take pride in what you do.
Meet Doug Swanson
Degree: Technical Certificate in HVAC Technology - Spring 2013
Employer: Brehob Corporation, Fort Wayne
His Story: "I lost my job of 12 years after my place of employment was purchased by a Chinese entity. I found myself unemployed for the first time in my life. My college career at Ivy Tech Community College began in January, 2011. By the end of my first semester, I had made the Dean's list. I decided to go to school year round to finish quicker. Ivy Tech has afforded me the opportunity to get a real college education . Without Ivy Tech, I could never have gotten the great job I have today."