Friday, October 7, 2022

New role for CNA grad a win

A new job has this grad feeling like he hit the jackpot.

Dylan Rose is the newest Technical Services Representative with Atlantic Lotto in St. John’s, NL.

He graduated in 2021 from the Electrical Engineering Technology program at the Ridge Road Campus.

“I am responsible for troubleshooting, service, repair and maintenance of all destination and retail terminals and all related equipment and minimizing the downtime, while meeting performance targets,” he said.

Dylan says his time a CNA helped prepare him for the real world.

“I was taught many important techniques which includes electrical theory, computer aided design essentials, Instrumentation basics, as well as programmable logic controller and communications, but one thing that I personally found extremely special about the program is the use of in person lab experience,” he said.

He says that it was this hands-on learning style that helped him in his current role.

“With extended in person lab experience that was gained over three years in my program I became quite capable of troubleshooting and thinking on my feet,” he said. “This has helped me vastly with my new job opportunity and it makes me glad that I got so much face-to-face time with classmates and instructors.”

Originally from Botwood, NL, he says school didn’t always come easy for him.

“I have always struggled heavily with math and knew going into the program that It would involve lots of math and that scared me, but I worked hard at it every night and managed to get through it,” he said. “It’s a hard program and you will have to put in a lot of work, but the day I got my final marks back and my diploma showed up was one of the happiest days of my life.”

He says is perseverance was a big part of getting him to where he is today.

“I’m extremely happy that I did it and I’m very proud of my own accomplishments for sticking it out and getting to where I am now,” he said.

When he is not working, Dylan enjoys playing guitar and drums and trains in mixed martial arts.

He has some advice for those considering a career in engineering technology.

“If you are interested in starting this program or one in a similar field, I’d like to just give you a friendly word of advice. When you start your program get a group of friends and help each other, these programs are challenging and can be overwhelming at times, but with a good group of friends you can really help each other through it and learn better,” he said. “Having a few good friends to work with helped me and others in my class immensely throughout our three years so maybe it will help yours too, good luck.”

For more information visit https://www.cna.nl.ca.

Ryanne McIsaac
Ryanne McIsaac
Born and raised in Stephenville, NL, Ryanne recently moved back to Newfoundland after spending 16 years in Calgary, Alberta. Ryanne has a Journalism Diploma from College of the North Atlantic and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cape Breton University. She worked for many years as a reporter and freelance writer. She is happy to be back in her hometown and working for CNA.

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