Boss Snowplow, Bay West Let Student Work While Pursuing Degree
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Dillon Foley, from Jacksonville, Florida moved to Upper Michigan in 2012 after graduating high school. Foley is currently employed at BOSS Snowplow (BOSS) in Iron Mountain as a CNC Machine Operator. “I knew I wanted to live up north since my family made regular vacations up to our property throughout my childhood. When I had the opportunity to work and attend school right in Iron Mountain, I took it,” he said.
Foley has always been interested in the field of engineering and wanted to get experience where he could grow. He found himself at BOSS where he has worked for the last three and a half years. Foley expressed his appreciation for his work schedule stating, “The ability to earn a steady income working full-time Friday through Sunday allows me plenty of time to focus on my education Monday through Thursday.” BOSS knows that the quality of the company starts with the talent and ingenuity of each one of its employees.
In addition to this, Foley mentioned the fact that BOSS has several scholarship programs available ranging from $500 to $5,000. One of these scholarship programs is The Toro Scholarship Program, which is available for dependents of employees. The second scholarship is referred to as The Mike and Tami Hoffman Scholarship Program given to both employees and employee dependents.
Foley is also in the process of obtaining his Associates Degree in Science of Pre-engineering at Bay College. He is set to graduate in 2019, when he plans to transfer on to Northern Michigan University to earn his Bachelors Degree in Engineering Technology.
“Bay has always been amazing to me for personal help. I have always been given plenty of one-on-one time with advisors and instructors to really achieve my goals.” He specifically thanked Jim Grider, Psychology SI Leader, for his passion in the field of education and really helping students succeed.
Foley went on to say “I was surprised by how helpful everyone is at Bay. The staff has made going to college easy for me.” Foley also pointed out how being able to take online classes in combination with campus classes was incredibly convenient. He is also looking forward to taking advantage of available scholarships offered through Bay.
His advice to anyone going to or thinking about attending college is, “commit to your education and really invest in yourself. It can be difficult at times, but in ten years you won’t regret setting a goal and achieving it.”