Graduate Connections

Graduate Connections – Meet David Heiman III

David, born in Mesa, AZ, graduated from the six-month Refrigeration Technologies program in January 2019, just days before his 20th birthday. Thanks for sharing your story, David. What did you do after high school, before you came to RSI? I attended community college for a short stint. I tried it out but realized it wasn’t […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Angela Pietropaolo

Angela, 22, from New York, has been in Arizona for eight years. Angela is a member of the first class to graduate from the RSI Welding Specialist program. She graduated in August 2018. Thanks for your time, Angela. Does that mean you’re the first female welding graduate from RSI? One of them. There were other […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Javonte Obrien

Javonte, 26 from California, graduated from the RSI Welding Specialist program in September 2018. Thanks for sharing your story, Javonte. Tell us about your career before RSI. I had been in and out of jobs like warehousing and security, but nothing that required schooling or a trade. I was just bouncing around working regular jobs. […]

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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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