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Mike Walker

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Supervisor of Mechanical Design
Continental Electronics Corp.

“I have been part of many firsts in the history of the commercial and military communication transmitter industry, and have had the pleasure of working with some of the most brilliant people in the industry. The company I have worked at for nearly 25 years, Continental Electronics, has been in business for more than 60 years and is a world leader in communication technology. I had previously worked on designing mobile drilling rigs for several top companies in the Dallas area.
 
“You should never stop learning in today’s world. If you do, you get left behind like the dinosaurs. Once you have knowledge, though, no one can take it away from you. The most important thing I learned at Eastfield is how to have the tools you need in today’s workforce.
 
“By continuing your education throughout your career, you can take specific courses to make sure that new software is a good fit for your company. It is a slower, more detailed learning experience than the four-day cram courses most software sales companies offer, and it is unbiased. Eastfield’s instructors sincerely want you to learn and are eager to help.
 
 “I would like to take a moment to thank Eastfield College and all its CADD faculty for its outstanding curriculum offering ongoing education for people already in the workforce, and their efforts to educate students trying to enter the job market in their specific fields of study.”
 
Mike Walker has attended CADD and Engineering Technology-CAD classes for ongoing education over many years at Eastfield and Richland colleges. He holds an associate degree in mechanical design from Kilgore College in Kilgore, Texas. He is a working supervisor over his company’s group of mechanical engineers at Continental Electronics Corp.