Ricky Hester is a licensed electrician who knows full well the role computers will play as the 44-year-old advances further in his career.
“That’s what this era we are living in is all about – computers,” he said. “When I went through the apprenticeship for engineering, it took five years. But a lot of what I deal with now is computers. So any time I can take a class and learn how better to work with computers, that’s what I’m looking for.”