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.

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