Submitted By: Santa Clara County ROP
"Colton Shelton dreamt of joining the U.S. Marines Corps, but this dream shattered when an accident on a motorcycle severely fractured his arm. After completing ROP's Business Computers Applications course, he was 18 years old and on track to graduate in 2008. Interested in Caterpillar Tractor and engine repair, Colton attended an informational meeting for anyone interested in working as a mechanic for Caterpillar. The people interested in this job ranged from 18 to 50 years old. During the meeting, another man asked what computer programs the candidates should know. The representative for Caterpillar said, 'It would be a good idea for you to know Microsoft Excel. How many of you know Excel?' Colton was youngest and only one to raise his hand."
~Charles Oles, Instructor