Scott Good was a displaced worker in late 2008. He had been a maintenance technician at Alex Products in Paulding for about six years and had learned a variety of skills, but had received no official certification. At the time of his layoff, he and his fellow co-workers petitioned the state, and they were accepted into the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program, which helps displaced workers increase their skills and return to the workforce.
Since Scott already had a background in the mechanical side, he elected to pursue the industrial electrician program at Northwest State Community College. He graduated with his associate degree spring of 2011.
While attending NSCC, Scott’s career path was influenced by instructors such as Steve Dick, Aaron Bloomfield, Henry Burklo, and Dan Burklo. “Steve was the most beneficial in helping make some of my career decisions and still is to this day. Steve is a very personal guy and had no issues discussing his career and helping me shape mine,” Scott said.
Scott believes NSCC did “a terrific job with staying current and up to date on their technical programs. The schooling I received was current with today’s industrial technology in the manufacturing fields, which in itself is a hard feat with things being update and upgraded daily.”
While at NSCC, Scott was president of the Student Body Organization, was actively involved in the evMotorsports Club, and was the recipient of the Engineering Student of the Year Award. He was also accepted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
For current and potential NSCC students, Scott recommends, “Get involved with student body activities. The more you can show future employers that you can multi-task learning and schooling as well as volunteering your time, the better. Do not be afraid to ask your instructors questions, they will help you in any way possible when it comes to helping you on your chosen career path.”