Former student now finds himself sharing his electrical skills as instructor

Former student now finds himself sharing his electrical skills as instructor

Scott Roberts

VICTORIA, Texas – Coming to Victoria College’s Gonzales Center as a student, Scott Roberts now finds himself sharing his skills there as an instructor.

Roberts owns and runs Scott’s Electric in nearby Waelder. He was taking the Core Curriculum: Introductory Craft Skills class at the Gonzales Center and planned on enrolling in VC’s Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) course. During that time, Roberts learned about a teaching opportunity at the center.

“I wanted to fine-tune my HVAC training because I wanted to incorporate HVAC into my lab,” Roberts said. “They knew I was a master electrician, so they asked me if I wanted to teach the electrical class.”

Roberts accepted the teaching offer and has been instructing at VC’s Gonzales Center since last fall.

“Teaching the class keeps me in touch with potential new employees that could come work for me,” Roberts said. “As an employer, it means something to me when someone shows the commitment to take different levels of the electrical classes.”

There are four levels of electrical courses offered at Victoria College. Students who successfully complete any level will be able to receive a National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) certificate.

Starting Aug. 2 through Nov. 17, Victoria College’s Gonzales Center will offer an Electrical Level 2 course on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

You are not required to have a high school diploma or GED to enroll in these courses. Scholarships and financial aid are also available if you are interested or in need of financial assistance.

You are required to complete the Core Curriculum: Introductory Craft Skills course before enrolling in any industrial trade courses. This course will be offered at the Gonzales Center in August.

You can learn more about the electrical courses and other industrial trade offerings at VC’s Gonzales Center by calling 830-672-6251. You can also visit the Gonzales Center from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.