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Graduate Connections – Meet Kevin Kinnard

Kevin, 32, from Colorado Springs, CO, graduated from the six-month Refrigeration Technologies (RT) program at RSI in March 2021. Thanks for your time, Kevin. What you did you do after high school? I went to community college to take my basic prerequisites. After that I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, so I […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Scott McArthur Jr

Scott, 28, from New Jersey, graduated from the Refrigeration Technologies program at RSI in January 2021. Thanks for your time Scott; how long have you been in Arizona? I moved here in 2019; it was a restart, a reset for us. We had some personal things going on back in Jersey. So, I bought a […]

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Graduate Connections – Alexis Lopez Garcia

Alexis, 23, a Phoenix, Arizona native, graduated from the Electro-Mechanical Technologies (EMT) program at RSI in October 2020. Thanks for your time, Alexis. What you did you do before you came to RSI? After graduating high school, I went straight to ASU. I wanted to get a degree and become a Physical Therapist, but that […]

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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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