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Little did Matt Fornes know, following in his family’s footsteps would lead to an open door.

So when he wasn’t sure about his future after graduating high school in 2016, he enrolled in Johnson College - like the two generations before him.

“It was my choice, I mean, maybe this is going to be the best place for me. Everyone was successful in my family and I knew... Johnson is the place to go," Fornes said.

The college’s drafting and design program was a perfect fit for Matt’s passion for art and drawing.

“Johnson College is very straight to the point. You’re going to go there. You’re going to be there for two years, it’s fast. They’re going to tell you exactly what you need," he added.

He says the courses taught him skills he’ll use for the rest of his life.

In Matt’s case, the two year path at Johnson College led him straight into his full-time career here at Pleasant Mount Welding.

“So I graduated on Saturday, and I was right into work as of Monday - No time for breaks. It was time to get right into things," said Fornes.

Since his graduation in May, Matt works as a detail drafter where he’s assigned structures to draw for the manufacturing company that also specializes in wastewater plants.

He credits trust as the key throughout his college journey.

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“I’m doing what I love right now because of Johnson. They gave me their time, they trusted in me, and I trusted in them and I worked my butt off and I got what I needed - a full-time job in just two years. And that’s what Johnson can really do," Fornes said.

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