The Guthrie Experience: Computer Tech

“My Guthrie experience is exactly what I needed in order to achieve my goals in this industry. Certifications are important, but I also need hands-on experience.”Adam Ploman, Computer Tech

Meet Adam Ploman, an honor student from SHS. Adam has been at Guthrie for 4 years and after taking Computer Maintenance, Cisco Networking I, Cisco Networking 2, and Computer Technician, Adam earned his certifications in CT Work Keys, A+ Certification, and an EPA 608 Technician Certification.

As a Certified Technician, Adam is qualified to trouble-shoot, repair and install software and hardware on PCs. Adam often gets to work at the district Help Desk alongside SBISD technicians doing repairs and installing operating systems for the entire school district.

“My Guthrie experience is exactly what I needed in order to achieve my goals in this industry. Certifications are important, but I also need hands-on experience.”

Upon graduation, Adam plans to attend Houston Community College to earn even more industry certifications and will eventually work for a company that has a large technology infrastructure.

“I love fixing computers and coming to Guthrie is the best part of my day! I would never get to do this in a traditional high school setting.”

With more than 75 percent of secondary CTE students pursuing postsecondary education shortly after high school, a CTE experience and test-drive in a career choice before committing to an expensive 4-year post secondary plan is a level of preparation that is invaluable.