Putting It All Together: First as a Welder, Now as an Engineer

Article from MHI Solutions Magazine

Michael Bretz is a mechanical engineer focused on maintaining a robust electrical and water grid so manufacturers, logistics and other companies can continue producing in a cost-efficient, sustainable way—but he took an unconventional journey to his current position.

“I was a nontraditional student when I began working on my mechanical engineering degree at the University of Southern Indiana,” said Bretz. “When I graduated high school, I attended a local community college to get a degree in industrial technology, and I studied welding.”

After working as a welder for five years, Bretz decided to pursue his engineering degree. Knowing the value of hands-on work experience to supplement classroom studies, he accepted co-op positions at Duke Energy and at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Indiana while in school…

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