Jan Haverland

I moved from Northeastern Wisconsin to Southwestern Wisconsin to go to school and fell in love with the area. I graduated from Southwest Tech with a degree in Interior Design in 1975 and have been here ever since.

Southwest Tech was a great influence on me. Throughout my life and especially now as the  Marketing Manager at Ubersox Auto Group, I have used the information I learned from my instructor, Beverly Gold as she always stressed “less is more.”

I often stress to many young people around me that going to a Tech School is often financially a better way to start your career. There are not enough people filling the trade positions that often pay a better wage than other educational paths. It makes sense…less cost to go to school and a better wage. I want to encourage high schools to tell students that a technical education is a good choice for those that haven’t decided on their careers, want to work in a technical field or have a limited budget.