Graduate Highlight - Thomas Cavanaugh - Welding

Graduate Highlight - Thomas Cavanaugh - Welding
DATE On November 01, 2019

“If you stay ready, you don't have to get ready.” – Will Smith 1

The chance to launch your dream career could materialize at any moment. Are you prepared to accept it? Recognizing and investing in opportunities is a mindset that requires cultivation. Studying diligently, practicing what you have learned, making connections, and searching for open positions are  all crucial aspects of beginning a new career path. Thomas Cavanaugh is one Rockford Career College alumnus who made sure he was always primed for the right moment.

Mr. Cavanaugh enrolled at RCC to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for a welding career. Inspired by instructor Mr. Mackey, he persevered in courses such as Thermal Cutting and Metal Preparation, SMAW Plate Certification, Professional Success Strategies, FCAW Plate, and more. Outside of school, he struggled with homelessness. However, he kept striving toward a better future and found his hard work to be rewarding.

We hope Mr. Cavanaugh's story inspired you. Whether you are interested in the welding program or one of the many other programs offered at Rockford Career College, please come in and talk to us today to find your career passion. Call 888.680.6682 or submit our Request Information form to learn more.

1 Tigar, Lindsay.  (2018, August 29.)  5 daily habits to steal from Will Smith, including manifesting the life he desires.  Retrieved from


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