Jonathan Gass

The same month Jonathan Gass graduated from Southwestern Community College with an associate degree in electronic engineering technology he started working full time at Duke Energy as a distribution engineering associate.

“Southwestern helped me achieve my goal,” said Jonathan. “When I first met Ron Poor, who is director of SCC’s computer and electronic engineering programs, I told him I wanted to work for Duke Energy because it is a growing company with great employees. Ron helped me secure a co-op with Duke and that led to a full-time position when I graduated.”

Jonathan credits his classroom training and knowledge with preparing him well for this job. “The foundations I learned, like Ohm’s Law, voltage calculations, capacitors, transformers-even problem solving-are knowledge that I use every day in my job,” he said.

Jonathan believes, “Success is based on how much effort you put into a goal.  I appreciate how Southwestern helped me succeed with my goal of working at Duke Energy.”