Arnold Radman, coordinator for the Architectural Technology Program at TCC’s South campus, recently received a note of appreciation from a former student, William Workman. Workman enrolled at Tarrant County College because of the Construction Management Program, which he feels gives students insight into real world application in the construction industry.
As part of his studies at TCC, Workman received training in AutoCAD from Radman, which he credits for understanding how computer-animated drafting is applied in industry. Following his time at TCC, Workman transferred to Louisiana State University, where he studied civil engineering and minored in structural engineering. His education led to multiple job offers.
Radman saw potential in Workman and recommended him for a job with Halff Engineering. Workman says, “Getting that job at Halff really put me on the track to success.”
Finding the success of his students “extremely gratifying,” Radman says he was a catalyst for Workman’s career. “I am always amazed how we go through life touching people’s lives along the way. This happens in education all the time.”
Workman, an associate subsea engineer with oil and gas firm, McDermott International, now performs structural analysis on new and existing oilfield components. “The work is very exciting and cutting-edge technology is always being used,” says Workman.
Radman says helping students like Workman lay a foundation through an education with TCC enables them to build upon their success. Seeing them succeed is a reward unto itself.