Feb 24, 2023 – Virtual Career Connections in Energy and Engineering. How you could do one at your school!

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In 2021, the Energy and Engineering Department at Delaware Technical Community College launched a virtual Career Connection event to connect students and alumni with local industry and to share success stories. 

This event serves as a platform for current students to learn about their chosen field and the many options they have as they start (or develop themselves along) their journey! Employers and alumni from local industries share insights on what to expect after students are hired for a job, what they wished they had known before starting their careers, the future of the job market, and more!

Please join us to learn more about the event, the successes Delaware Technical Community College has had with this format, and lessons learned along the way.

Presenters: Dr. Heidi Gurdo and Dr. David LaFazia from Delaware Technical Community College.

Dr. Heidi Gurdo is the Department Chair for several Engineering Technology programs. She earned an A.S. degree in Architectural Studies & Design from Morrisville State College, NY, a B.S. in Architecture Studies and a Master of Architecture from Norwich University, VT and her Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Wilmington University. Before coming on board at Delaware Tech, Dr. Gurdo worked in the industry gaining real world experience in commercial building design, LEED design, and residential remodeling and design.

Dr. LaFazia is the Instructional Coordinator for the Engineering Technology programs that fall under Dr. Heidi Gurdo. He earned his B.A. in Physics Education from the University of Delaware, his M.S. in Teaching Physics from Delaware State University, and his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership:  Curriculum, Technology, and Higher Education from the University of Delaware.  He holds certifications as a Teacher of Physics Grades 9-12, School Principal and Assistant School Principal, Lead RRP Renovator, EPA UNIVERSAL Refrigerant Handling Technician, Forklift Operator, and holds his OSHA-30 Construction card. 

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