My name is Adam Scroggins, and I am currently the PC networking and Hardware Repair instructor at the Pierce County Skills Center in Puyallup Washington.
For ten years, prior to becoming a teacher, I was part of a program where I worked with 11 of the most isolated Native American communities, providing computer and business training. I was also responcible for training our clients on how to use new techology and software developed by our company. It was due to these experiences and witnessing the successes in my trainees that motivated me to move from the corporate world into the classroom.
I feel we have an obligation to provide our youth with the technical skills to get a job, but also the soft skills to keep, succeed and reach their ultimate potential.
The combination of developing technical skills, earning certifications and improving employability skills will better prepare students to be a competitive member of the growing global market.