“I never thought in a million years that I would own a home,” says Chance. Before even graduating from the Electronics Engineering Technology Program at Western Tech, Chance was exposed to the Real World. He was interviewed by Halliburton and immediately offered a job in Odessa, Texas as a field technician making $60,000 annually. “Trust me, I am truly grateful but I don’t forget where I came from,” Chance commented.
Chance’s, journey wasn’t easy, he and his wife worked at low paying jobs, were behind on several car payments and had no place to live. “We stopped paying all of our credit cards. We had just enough money to put food on the table and gas in the car so that we could eat and I could go to school,” said Chance. He recalls a time where he didn’t have enough money for gas. As he made his way to school, he put his car in neutral so he could “coast” downhill, in hopes to save gas and make it to class. “These are the sacrifices we make,” said Chance.