Over the years, thousands of automotive professionals have developed their skills while attending Alfred State College. Our alumni serve as tremendous role models and sources of inspiration for our students. Listed below is a small sampling of recent graduates and how they successfully started their careers:
Brian Applegate - Heavy Equipment, Truck & Diesel Technician
Advice: “Alfred Sate College gave me the skills required to be successful as a technician in the heavy equipment industry.”
Warren Boxler - Heavy Equipment, Truck & Diesel Technician
Advice: “After graduating from Alfred State College, I had the skills and experience required to qualify for a career in the heavy equipment industry. I have used those skills to advance my career into a position as a field service technician.”
Jeff Bush - Automotive Service Technician
Advice: "Alfred State definitely gave me the hands-on, real-time training that set the basis for a future as a master certified automotive technician at Towne Ford. The instructors at Alfred State are professional, friendly, and knowledgeable."
Liam DeChick - Automotive Service Technician and Motorsports Technology
Liam DeChick is a 2018 graduate who started in the two-year automotive service technician program and then took a third year of motorsports. Upon graduation, he relocated to North Carolina to get involved in the NASCAR scene. He got a job with one of the truck teams and finished 6th in the 2019 Daytona race.
Ben Divens - Heavy Equipment, Truck & Diesel Technician
Advice: “Alfred State College has provided me with many skills that have prepared me to be successful.”
“Anderson Equipment Company is a very good choice for a career path. The training is very helpful and the service managers are knowledgeable and very willing to help.”
Michael Felts - Heavy Equipment, Truck & Diesel Technician
Advice: “Alfred State provided me with the skills and fundamentals needed to succeed in the work place.”
“Anderson Equipment Company is a great choice for a graduate looking for a career. The benefits are great and the training is thorough and useful. The exposure to a variety of machines allows me to learn something new every day.”
Eric Harvey - Heavy Equipment, Truck & Diesel Technician
Advice: “Alfred State was a very important part of my life that helped me achieve what I always wanted to do. The teachers were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I had five job offers before I graduated.”
“Every day is different at Anderson Equipment Company. You are constantly learning with their in-house training, experienced service managers and senior techs that always help in any way they can. The pay and benefits are very good and there are 18 branches to choose from in which to work."
Kyle Hayes - Automotive Service Technician and Motorsports Technology
Advice: "Alfred State teachers and programs have helped pave the way for a more successful career path. Joe Basil Chevrolet has provided me with the atmosphere to accomplish my goals."
Josh Landsman - Heavy Equipment, Truck & Diesel Technician and Automotive Service Technician
Advice: “Alfred State College provided me the knowledge and hands-on skills to be successful. I'm using these skills to accomplish my goal to become a GM World Class Technician at Joe Basil Chevrolet."
Steve Martino - Automotive Service Technician
Advice: "If you are considering a career in automotive trades, Alfred State is a great place to start. If you are not, I would ask you to reconsider. There are endless opportunities in this field waiting for those who dare pursue them. Since leaving Alfred, I’ve worked in service departments as a technician in three different states. I’ve become a foreman, a dispatcher, and now a service manager. Alfred is responsible for giving me the skills needed to achieve my goals. I truly believe their program is second to none."
Steve Mazzone - Heavy Equipment, Truck & Diesel Technician
Advice: “As a student at Alfred State College, I had the opportunity to meet potential employers and work as a student co-op at a heavy equipment dealership. This experience and my education at Alfred State is preparing me for a successful career as a technician.”
Jerod Penke - Automotive Service Technician
Advice: “Alfred State College has prepared me with all the skills needed to pursue my career at Joe Basil Chevrolet as a service technician."
Kyle Spier - Heavy Equipment, Truck & Diesel Technician
Advice: "Alfred State afforded me a quality education that is required in the high tech field of heavy equipment repair. This field of work is constantly evolving and growing in technology, so attending a good school like Alfred State and applying yourself has proved to be needed for success - which I have had at Anderson Equipment Company, who demands technicians that can critically think through repair situations."