It’s not every day that you see a high school student walking around the High Touch Technologies headquarters. On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, we had the pleasure of hosting Marek Rex from Garden Plain High School.
Currently in his junior year, Rex’s interests include football, basketball, track, and among other things, technology. Rex’s real technology interest is hardware engineering—that’s what brought him to High Touch.
Brian Straight, High Touch’s Director of Internal IT gave Rex a behind-the-scenes tour of what it’s like to work at a technology company. Rex had the opportunity to meet with professionals from across the organization, including team members in marketing, customer support, and engineering. He even got the chance to talk tech careers with High Touch CEO and President Wayne Chambers. In his discussion with Rex, Chambers stressed the importance of building a tech career in Wichita, since it’s oftentimes difficult to find new employees with the right background and training.
Engineering Technology Careers.
After the tour, Marek had plenty of questions to ask Straight, including:
- How do you get started with a career in technology?
- What kind of training and education to be successful in technology?
- How does technical career training compare to a 4-year degree?
Straight and High Touch’s Internal IT Infrastructure Engineer Dustin Baty used these questions as an opportunity to show Rex basic IT tools. They also explored the basic fundamentals of business technology support and engineering.
Straight has been recognized as an expert on cybersecurity, recently being featured on KAKE News discussing internet safety and identity theft. Naturally, while visiting High Touch, Rex got the breakdown of engineering a multilayered cybersecurity solution, which includes firewalls, advanced threat protection, email security, user education, and data backup.
Bringing the Human Touch to Technology.
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