Graduate Connections

Graduate Connections – Meet Robby Conboy

Robby, 38, from Stockton, California, graduated from the RSI Mechanical Maintenance Engineering associate degree program in December 2018. Robby came to Arizona in 2015. Thanks for sharing your story, Robby. What you did you do before you came to RSI in 2017? I was an outlaw biker. I’ve worked in construction, and I’ve been in […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet LaTasha Lee Jones

LaTasha, 21, is from a small town called Klagetoh in the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona. LaTasha graduated from the RSI Welding Specialist program in December 2019. Thanks for your time, LaTasha. What did you do before going to welding school in Phoenix? I worked in construction, mostly laboring. I worked for a couple of […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Daniel Bucheger

Daniel, 29, from Colorado, graduated the Electro-Mechanical Technologies program in February 2020.   Thanks for sharing your story, Daniel. What you did you do before coming to RSI? After high school, I spent two years serving a mission for my church, and then another year working at Knott’s Berry Farm. I then spent about five […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Donald Penny

Donald, 51, was born Maryville, AZ, but grew up in Mesa, AZ. Donald graduated from the Electro-Mechanical Technologies program in 2008, before coming back to complete the Mechanical Maintenance Engineering (MME) associate degree program in 2009.   Thanks for your time, Donald. Tell us what you did before coming to RSI in your late 30s. […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Mark Lang

Mark, 42, born and raised in Indiana, moved to Prince of Wales Island in Alaska in 2000. He lived there for 14 years. Mark graduated from the six month Refrigeration Technologies program at RSI in July 2015. Thanks for your time, Mark. Tell us what you did before coming to RSI. I was doing heating, […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Courtney Eaton

Courtney, 21, from Puyallup, Washington, graduated from the Electro-Mechanical Technologies (EMT) program at RSI in July 2018. Thanks for your time, Courtney. Did you go to RSI straight out of high school? Pretty much. I went down to RSI three months after I graduated high school in 2017. Had you always wanted to work in […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Edward Rivera

Edward, 32, from Phoenix, AZ, graduated from the RSI Electro-Mechanical Technologies (EMT) program in August 2012. Edward now lives in New Hampshire with his wife Katherine, and their daughter. They also have a baby on the way. Thanks for your time Edward. Tell us what you did after high school. I started working at Home […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Jacob Morgan

Jacob, 23, grew up in Woodland Park, Colorado. He graduated from the Mechanic Maintenance Engineering (MME) associate degree program at RSI in October 2017, and now lives in Colorado Springs.  Thanks for sharing your story, Jacob. Tell us what you did after high school. I worked as a server while trying to join the Navy. […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Andres Andaverde

Andres, 29, born and raised in Phoenix and Mesa, graduated from the RSI Electro-Mechanical Technologies (EMT) program in December 2018, having first toured RSI back in 2008.  Thanks for your time, Andres. Tell us what you did after high school. I’ve been on my own since I was 15. After I graduated high school at […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Joel Chavez Miranda

Joel, 20, born and raised in Chandler, AZ, graduated from the RSI Electro-Mechanical Technologies (EMT) program in April 2019.  Thanks for your time, Joel. Tell us what you did after high school. I went into RSI pretty much straight out of high school. I started at RSI at 18, graduated at 19, and now I’m […]

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