Steve Dwyer - Moore Norman Technology Center
THEN: A returning soldier from Iraq using the GI Bill for career training. A creative, mechanically-minded problem-solver, Steve enrolled in precision machining at Moore Norman Technology Center, where he learned the skills to
- Win first place in the state competitive machining event at SkillsUSA
- Place higher in the national event than competitors who had been machining for several years.
- Land a job after his return from the national competition.
NOW: Taking pride in work that is fun and challenging, Steve has grown professionally, moving from a position with oil field equipment company Applied Industrial Machining in Oklahoma City to a position as rock science lab manager at the University of Oklahoma. Working in the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, he creates custom replacement parts for powerful equipment, eliminating the need to buy them on the market at extremely high costs.