Student Sparks a Powerful Business
Before attending Metro Tech, Todd Goings had been working as a travel agent for six years. He saw the travel business dwindling and did not like working inside, sitting at a desk. While looking in the newspaper, he noticed that electricians made fairly good wages. Goings attended Metro Tech’s Electrical Technology program full-time and graduated within nine months in 1998.
Todd Goings completed a four-year apprenticeship program and obtained his Journeyman’s license. Then he was earning $17.00 an hour. A year and a half ago, Goings received his contractor’s license and jump-started his own business, Champion Electric. After paying operating expenses for a business, Goings was able to earn over $50,000 his first year. Todd said, “I enjoy working outside and having a change of scenery. Having my own business allows me to have total control: control of the quality, hours and all aspects of business.”
Goings is thankful to instructor Tony Thompson for his training in electrical technology. Todd said, “Everything taught in the class is used on the job. Everything about the training has been helpful.”