"The students are very focused on learning in their program areas and academics to be prepared for their careers or further education after high school. The field of education has also had some significant changes," said Brockett, including new requirements from the federal and state government.
One aspect of A-Tech that has not changed from his time as a teacher are the rewards that come with the job. Brockett said the greatest reward he has is watching the growth of students. “There are times when you see a student begin to put all of the pieces together and they realize that everything we do has a purpose. Their motivation goes through the roof.”