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Ricardo (Rick) Rodriguez

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“The Diesel Mechanics Program at Western Tech prepared me for the Real World through hands-on training and classroom theory,” says Rick. He claims that the mock interviews conducted by Career Services also made him more confident and prepared for job interviews. “They showed me how to express myself and explain what I know with confidence.”

After graduating from the Diesel Mechanics Program, Ricardo was hired by South Plains Implements where he diagnosed and repaired electrical, hydraulic, and transmission issues on tractors.

Service Manager Rene Talamantes said, “During his internship, we knew we wanted to hire him by the third day. We didn’t have any openings to hire him, but we created a position so we could.”

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