Malik Smith learned about the diesel technician career while attending Hinds Community College.
After he graduated from the college’s Diesel Technology Academy, he was offered a job at Stribling Equipment where he’s been building his skills and being challenged each day — which is one of Malik’s favorite parts of the job.
“The people you’re surrounded by become your friends, and everyone works as a team.” He also enjoys how he could get a certificate and start making a paycheck quicker than he would have if he went to a four-year college.
“I was able to get into the industry a lot faster not having to go to college for four years, and I started learning the actual trade faster,” he says.
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