When pomp and circumstance was playing for Erica Gomez’s high school graduation from Lee High School, she had something else to celebrate. In addition to her high school diploma, she also received a certificate in Energy Technology from Midland College (MC). Gomez was workforce ready.
“Energy Technology gave me the essential rundown of oilfield operations,” Gomez said. “My teachers at the MC Advanced Technology Center made my dual-credit experience special. The professors really pushed us to be the best. They took time to go over soft skills like public speaking. It turns out that with COVID-19, those communication skills really prepared me for a year of Zoom meetings and virtual project presentations. MC teachers know what students need to be successful in the real world.”