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What if you owned a business and needed to find an employee who can work on vehicles, solve interesting mechanical challenges, weld, fabricate, and all that with a hunger to learn new things every day to make your business better? How difficult would it be to find such an employee?

Jordan Melville, PTC Automotive Program Alumni and current Welding program student, recently began working at Powerlift in Ada.

“I was working in my welding booth one day, and Jim Lawson (BIS Coordinator at PTC) stopped by and asked if I had a moment to talk. He said he knew of a job that might be a perfect fit for the skills I’ve built over the years at PTC.”

In this case, the right skills and talent combined with long-held relationships and cross-program cooperation allowed Jim Lawson, Business and Industry Services Coordinator, to match a local company staffing need with a highly qualified, driven, and talented employee. “This is what it’s all about. I love it when all the pieces fit together and quality training turns into a career opportunity for a deserving student. It’s always nice to bring such a high value service to our industry partners as well,” says Jim.

Melville has worked hard to be where he is today. A dedication to developing skills in areas he is passionate about will pay off for him in the long run. Having built a solid foundation, Jordan represents PTC’s core values quite well. Service with respect, Integrity in always doing what’s right, commitment with dedication, and he is fearlessly proactively pursuing his future.