Brian is an excellent trainer and takes great pride in his job. Whether he’s teaching a large class, or doing one-on-one training, he makes the special effort to accommodate his students and ensure they understand what he is teaching. He is committed to answering any questions raised to ensure the material is being learned and everyone is comfortable with the subject before he continues his training class. When necessary, he sometimes stays beyond the time scheduled to give additional information to anyone who wants to stay. Brian truly has the qualities needed by someone in a technology teaching position. He is willing to go above and beyond to teach the computer skills that are necessary for more productive workplace/student capabilities.
In 2009 the ECC Engineering Department completed a major overhaul and retrofit of our mobile uplink system. The original mobile uplink system was acquired in 1989 and had become functionally obsolete due to its analog-only transmission capabilities. Because of the age and configuration of the system that was replaced, converting the truck to digital capabilities was a very complicated and challenging effort.
The team was instrumental in finding a third-party integrator and worked closely with him to acquire the right equipment, from the right vendors, at a good price. He was also instrumental in helping to obtain a $149,000 grant that helped finance the major portion of the conversion. The installation, testing and troubleshooting of the new equipment was a true team effort involving all of the Engineering staff. Not only did the Engineering staff successfully install the new equipment, they re-purposed some of the replaced equipment into our fixed uplink system, making it more functional. We now have a fully functional, fully redundant, digital mobile uplink system for about 25% of the cost of a totally new system.