Then: One of 10 engineers at Lawton’s Goodyear Tire and Rubber plant, the only one from Oklahoma. Working to fill company engineering positions, Goodyear partners with GPTC enabling Dee to
- Serve on the Pre-Engineering Advisory Committee.
- Review pre-engineering curriculum and equipment, ensuring the program is up to date with the industry.
- Provide expanded learning opportunities and engineering experience in areas such as design.
Now: Goodyear provides mentors and internships to actively recruit students from Oklahoma colleges for employment. Dee hopes to hire “homegrown” engineers from the local area who will want to stay with Goodyear in Lawton.