Graduate Connections

Graduate Connections – Meet Justine Morehead

Justine, from Spring Valley, Illinois, graduated from the Welding Specialist program at RSI in September 2018. Justine is part of the second graduating class from our new professional welding training program. Thanks for sharing your story, Justine. Was welding a career change? A complete career change. At 19, I started working for a cell phone […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Greg Mawson

Greg, 47, was born and raised in the Phoenix/Mesa area. He is the HVAC technician supervisor for Servicon, contracted to Boeing. Greg graduated the Electro-Mechanical Technologies program in 2010. Thanks for your time Greg. You came to RSI in your late 30s, was it a career change? Definitely a career change. I’d been in the […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Andrew Christian

Andrew, 33, originally from Washington D.C., graduated from the 9-month Electro-Mechanical Technologies program at RSI in April 2018 Thanks for your time, Andrew. What were you doing before you came to RSI? Before RSI, I went to MMI (Motorcycle Mechanics Institute), and before that, I was a tractor trailer driver for about two years. I […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Kyle Wilson

Kyle, 36, graduated from the 15-month Associate of Occupational Studies in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering (MME) program at RSI in 2011. Thanks for sharing your story, Kyle. What brought you to RSI? I’m a veteran of the Marine Corps. I was in the military for six years – four years active overseas and two years reserve. […]

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Graduate Connections – Joshua Voss

Joshua, 33, was born in Tacoma, WA, raised in Denver, CO, then moved to Virginia at 16, before coming to Arizona five years ago. Joshua graduated the Electro-Mechanical Technologies (EMT) program at RSI in January 2018. He works for Air Fit Air Conditioning in the East Valley. Thanks for your time, Joshua. Why did you […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Zach Nelson

Zach, 26, from Phoenix, AZ, graduated from the Refrigeration Technologies program at RSI in July 2017. Thanks for your time, Zach. What brought you to RSI? I hit my mid-20s and decided I needed a career. I’d been working at a dental office for about three years doing front office stuff. That wasn’t going to […]

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National HVAC Tech Month Spotlight: Owning Your Own HVAC Business.

Rich Morgan graduated from the RSI Electro-Mechanical Technologies program in 1994. Today he is President of Magic Touch Mechanical, Inc., the nationally recognized and awarded company that he started in 1997. To celebrate National HVAC Tech Month this June, Rich has provided some insight and inspiration for HVAC techs who might like to run their […]

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Graduate Connections – Toby Overton

Toby, 18, from New York, has been in AZ for five years. He lived in northern Arizona for four years before moving down to start at RSI a month after graduating high school. Toby finished classes in the Electro-Mechanical Technologies (EMT) program in March 2018. Thanks for sharing your story, Toby. Why did you choose […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Rich Morgan

Rich Morgan, 47, from New York, NY graduated from the Electro-Mechanical Technologies (EMT) program in November 1994. He is now President of Magic Touch Mechanical, Inc., a nationally recognized and award-winning company that Rich started in 1997. Thanks for your time, Rich. What made you choose a career in HVAC? I don’t think I chose […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Mike Montes

Mike, 42, graduated from the nine-month Electro-Mechanical Technologies (EMT) program in October 2017. Mike now works for Goettl Air Conditioning – “It’ll keep you cool but it’s hard to spell.” Thanks for your time, Mike. Tell us what brought you to HVAC at 41 years of age. It was a total career change. I was […]

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