It’s been a whirlwind of activity here in Greenville as we are embarking on our very first class (of any type) for the 2014 year!
Our first class is our Front End Engineering course taught by our unforgettable Partner and instructor, Mason Stewart!
We’ve got a full-class of students who are about to embark on what we believe will be one of the best experiences of their very lives.
We’re that confident because of two things, namely:
1. Our Students
We go through a rigorous process of understanding our students through interviews and assessments – it is our unique responsibility to know if our students will be able to not only learn and retain the knowledge that we’re providing for them but have the capacity and wisdom to execute and grow into a true engineering world as our world changes too fast for anyone to be “locked in” to one type of technology.
Consequently, we teach them to think for themselves and explore and engage with the engineering in a holistic and practical manner.
But perhaps most importantly is our existing track record of successful graduates.
We couldn’t be more proud of how far many of them have come and the roles and responsibilities that many of them now have with incredible roles in great companies (a few have even started their own!).
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2. Our Instructors
Secondly, we have incredible instructors (we’re still hiring a few!) that have signed on to invest their incredible experiences, insights, and expertise to our students. Without them we couldn’t possibly do what we are (and have) done with our program.
I’ve had the pleasure to get to know every instructor that comes through our doors and the quality and professionalism is really top shelf. But perhaps more than that is the fact that they all have a deep desire to invest in others and the future success of others. That’s hard to come by and it’s often difficult to hire for but when it’s there it’s hard to ignore!
We spent yesterday and today setting up the class and writing a few words of wisdom and encouragement on the walls of our academy – we can’t wait for them to show up and kick some serious tail!
This is going to be a pretty incredible year!