Hired Before Graduation – Preston Colburn
Name: Preston Colburn
Hometown: Viroqua, Wisconsin
Graduation date: May 18, 2019
Area of study: Agricultural Power and Equipment Technician
Place of employment: Hillsboro Equipment
Job title: Service Technician
Job responsibilities: Diagnose and repair agriculture equipment
How did Southwest Tech prepare you for your current position? Gave me a solid foundation of knowledge on common ag equipment and more importantly taught me how to approach a repair and do a quality job.
Why did you choose your field of study? I like working with my hands and I like working with farmers and in the agriculture area.
What advice would you have for other students thinking about advancing their education? Before I came here I didn’t know how much I didn’t know and now I have learned so much, including there is much more to learn.