Student Spotlight: Austin Garland
Noblesville Native Sees a Bright Future in the Electrical Trade
Austin Garland, a recent graduate of the Noblesville-Gaylor Electric Crossing School of Business & Entrepreneurship, has set his sights on a career in the electrical trade.
Garland says his favorite subjects at school have truly inspired him.
“Some of my favorite subjects in school have been science, English and history,” he says. “The reason I enjoyed history is because I enjoy learning about historical events that occurred worldwide and throughout history.”
Garland adds that his other favorite subject, science, has fascinated him for a long time.
“Science came easy to me because I enjoyed studying the anatomy of specimens, ranging from animals to human beings,” Garland says. “English was a hard subject for me, because it was difficult for me to understand certain aspects of it, but I enjoy a good challenge.”
Garland says the Crossing School has helped prepare him for future endeavors. He says the school has been special to him, and he has a made many valuable friends there.
Students at the school have their own campus, which is equipped with a classroom of computers to help students with their academic pursuits. For the part of each school day devoted to job training, students like Garland work with Gaylor Electric staff members, which provides a hands-on approach to learning how to operate a business.
The Crossing School’s job training program is an important part of preparing students to join the workforce upon graduating. The program provides soft skills training and a range of actual work experiences. It gives local businesses the opportunity to partner with the school and to seek out possible employees.
Garland is already hard at work in new classes, and says he is learning a lot.
“I am currently attending classes at the Associated Builders and Contractors Incorporated school in Lawrence to study the electrical trade,” Garland says. “They are partnered with St. Vincent College.”
When he is not busy with school, Garland enjoys spending time with friends.
“I play amateur paintball for a team called Minimal Effort – pun intended,” he says. “The reason I enjoy paintball is because you get an amazing workout while maintaining team communication.”
Garland is inspired by his team on a regular basis.
“I don’t have any legitimate coaches on the team, because they are more like teammates,” he says.
Garland would like to help other individuals with electrical trade ambitions.
“I do have the opportunity of training young students and adults to become possible future electricians at Gaylor Electric,” Garland says.
Wherever his future takes him, Garland will always be thankful for his time in Noblesville.
“Noblesville is my hometown, so it’s easy to say why I like Noblesville,” Garland says. “I grew up here and attended school, and worked multiple jobs in this town.”