Graduate Connections

Graduate Connections – Meet Zac Darling

Zac, 33, is from a town called Weedsport, 30 minutes west of Syracuse, in upstate New York. Zac graduated from the nine-month Electro-Mechanical Technologies program in the spring of 2022. A month later he started the Welding Specialist program. He graduated from the RSI welding program in January 2023. Thanks for sharing your story, Zac. […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Mike Green

Mike, 30, is a member of the San Carlos Apache tribe. He lived on the San Carlos Reservation in south-east Arizona until he moved up to Phoenix in 2021. Mike graduated from the nine-month RSI Electro-Mechanical Technologies program in October 2022. Thanks for sharing your story, Mike. What did you do before you came to […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Carlos Lopez

Carlos, 41, from Phoenix, Arizona, graduated the seven-month Welding Specialist training program at RSI in October 2022. Thanks for sharing your story, Carlos. What did you do before you came to RSI? I did stucco since 2001, but to be honest, I’m kind of embarrassed to tell you that I just got out of prison […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Adrian Belmontes

Adrian, 35, from Phoenix, Arizona, graduated the nine-month Electro-Mechanical Technologies program (EMT) at RSI in June 2022. Thanks for sharing your story, Adrian; what did you do after high school before you came to RSI? After high school, I went to college. Back in the day, like 17-18 years ago, the teachers pushed you to […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet John Nunez

John, 31, originally from El Paso, Texas, graduated the six-month Refrigeration Technologies program at RSI in July 2022. John moved to Arizona with his family about 15 years ago. Thanks for sharing your story, John. What did you do after high school before you came to RSI? For the past five years I was a […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Enrique Diaz

Enrique, 25, from Chandler, Arizona, graduated the nine-month Electro-Mechanical Technologies (EMT) program at RSI in October 2021.     Thanks for sharing your story, Enrique; how did refrigeration appear on your radar?  When I was 18, I was working at fast-food restaurants. I’d worked at restaurants since I was 15½. One day, one of our walk-in […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Chris Bingochea

Chris, 28, from Casa Grande, Arizona, graduated the nine-month Electro-Mechanical Technologies program at RSI in May 2022. Thanks for sharing your story, Chris. What did you do after high school before you came to RSI? I dropped out of high school because I was always in trouble. So, I went back at 18 and finished […]

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