AMIT Graduate Lands Perfect Manufacturing Job

When Ryan Hill is not busy playing video games or going to watch the Charlotte Hornets basketball games, he is busy at work, operating the assembly machines at Stanley Engineered Fastening in Stanfield. In May 2016, Ryan earned his Associate in Applied Science Degree in Industrial Systems Technology, a Machining Certificate, and a Welding Certificate from the School of Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technology at Stanly Community College (SCC). He was also the recipient of the Edward J. Snyder Exceptional Scholars Award and gave the commencement speech during his graduation, in which he stated, "I have no worries or anxiety about going out and landing that great career I have been searching for. The education and skills that I have acquired during my time as a student will carry with me for the rest of my life, not only as an employee, but as a person as well."

Soon after he graduated, Ryan secured employment at Stanley Engineered Fastening as an assembly machine operator. "I didn't have to wait long to start my career. It feels great to be able to provide for my family," he says. Ryan's teachers commented that he was always a very dedicated and reliable student who was determined to succeed regardless of any difficulties he faced.

"I've always liked working with my hands and fixing things, so being able to learn welding, machining, HVAC repair, along with some other trades, certainly gave me plenty of options after graduating," Ryan explains. He admits that studying and taking several classes a semester was a big challenge for him. "SCC gives you all the tools you need to be successful, but it was my job to take those tools and apply them to my studies. You have to put in the effort to excel."

Keeping machines functional allows manufacturers to continue to produce goods. However, machines do eventually break down requiring skilled specialists to fix them. Troubleshooting requires a certain skillset and SCC offers a variety of degrees, certificates and diplomas to help individuals succeed in the Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technology industry. For more information, contact Jeff Parsons at (704) 991-0321 or jparsons7694@stanly.edu.

Ryan Hill

Soon after he graduated from the School of Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technology at SCC, Ryan Hill secured employment at Stanley Engineered Fastening as an assembly machine operator.