William Yocom: Future IT Technical Support Specialist
William Yocom, a student at American Fork High School, recently received a CTE Scholarship and Tuition Award to Utah Valley University. William will be studying for a career in the Information Technology industry. “I want to become a programmer with industrial design skills. This would make me very marketable with companies that design computer games, product design and anything within the entertainment business, says William.”
William works at Office Max where he does graphic design work and printing. “My current job has taught me how to work with the public and complete projects on time. To succeed at any occupation you need to be on time, dress well, get along with coworkers and know what you are doing, says William.”
William describes how Career and Technical Education has prepared him for life after high school. “The CTE courses I have taken helped me get the technology skills that I will use in college and on the job. In my classes I have learned some programming, Web page development, and Linux skills. I am glad that I had the opportunity to take CTE classes. I feel better prepared for college and the work place because of them.”
While in high school William took several CTE skill tests and says, “My skill certificates helped me get my current position. They interviewed three of us and I got the job. They liked that I had the skill certificates to back up my skills. CTE classes set me apart and gave me opportunity.”
Watch what William has to say about why he participated in the IT program at American Fork High School and in the Novell Young Technology Scholar Program.