Next Up: Career Advancement
Joe Detmer had the opportunity to move into a new role at work. The catch? It required electrical skills he didn’t have. To get up to speed, Joe took classes and now has the right qualifications to move forward in today’s fast-paced workplace, all while staying with the company he’s worked with for decades.
For Joe Dettmer, it all started with one class.
Joe, who has a mechanical background and works at DuPont, had a chance to go in to the electrical field in work. He took the opportunity and ran with it.
To familiarize himself with his new field, he took one class at Tyler, now Brightpoint, then another and another. Eventually, he earned multiple, stackable credentials.
Now, this electrical engineering technology grad has the right skills and credentials to move forward in today’s fast-paced workplace, all while staying at the company he’s been with for decades.
"My Tyler experience opened doors for me at work. Now, they look to me as more of a resource and an asset."
Dupont Employee, Electrical Engineering Technology
After 15 years working in IT, one hospital stay inspired Anissa Ellis to change her career to help others. She earned her degree in nursing at Tyler, and is now a branch director with a home health company, helping nurses make an impact in lives across the area.
At the college, returning student and single mom Elena Brancato gained the confidence to soak up the full college experience. When she transferred to Virginia Commonwealth University to continue her studies in communications, she was ahead of the curve, having already completed a PR project for a real client.
After graduating from the EMS program, Damien Winn has gone from volunteer to full time firefighter, paramedic mentor and instructor.