He visited the Perry Tech website and started to look at the program description to see what it was all about. “At first, I was terrified,” stated Downen. “The course outline highlighted Physics and Calculus, and I didn’t have any math background other than some basic algebra I had taken years ago in high school.” After touring he learned that the program breaks down the material into building blocks and you get to stay with your classmates throughout the entire 2-year course. So, despite the concerns for having to relearn math, Downen elected to move forward with enrolling in the Instrumentation & Industrial Automation program.
当被问及如果程序是我所期待的，Downen回答说，“我根本不知道什么我陷进去。” Downen解释说，经过一段时间，开始怎么看他的所有新发现的智慧是撞在了一起，并且建立在真正的学习收获前的顶部每门课程。 “在我看来佩里高科技是因为他们的教学方法，在全国最好的学校，” Downen评论。 ESTA有属性到学校的学习环境和22比1的学生教师比在他的节目时间。 Downen还指出，我经常有人问我如何知道如何解决年长件装备，并有工作解释说，佩里通过在其他学校找不到实验室设备他的教育奠定了基础，该方案建立了以本领域的技术状态：诸如无线发射器哪些是切削刃在他的行业。
Downen recommends graduates look closely at the refinery and power generation industries for career selection. He adds that if you are willing to relocate like he did, the opportunities to climb the ladder quickly are abundant, and that they tend to have the highest wage cap across the industry. In a very short time he has had the opportunity to work in eight different locations and is currently located in North Carolina. He has been doing IC&E for seven power plants and one liquid natural gas site since graduating from Perry. Talking about the prospects for those willing to travel for work Downen said, “There are international opportunities too if that is something you want to do, and really if you are willing to relocate for even just 3-5 years the opportunities to climb fast are nearly endless in my industry.” Downen continued, “I’ve had the opportunity to work in Florida, Maryland, Tennessee, Texas and now North Carolina. Of course travelling isn’t for everyone, and there are still so many opportunities to work for local power providers that you won’t find a shortage of work any time soon.”
When we asked Downen if he would have any recommendations for future or current students, he said first and foremost that he wouldn’t be where he was today without the Instrumentation & Industrial Automation program. Downen’s advice to students is that from day one they treat school as On-the-Job Training (OJT), and that looking back now he even wishes he would have studied harder in the fourth and fifth sections of the program because of how vital they are in the field.
今天，Downen的当前角色是分布式控制系统（DCS）调试，但你也创造了他自己的事业，黑启动，有限责任公司，并已获得他的第一份合同。 “这是我希望通过分享我的故事，未来的学生，他们会看到有全国最好的学校，那你不必有一个巨大的数学背景是成功的，如果你愿意努力工作。佩里有正确的方法和教师，为您提供一个长期和满意的职业惊人，可以支付很好，“陈述Downen。在学生通过该计划要去目前，Downen提供了如下，“你应该考虑行业我的工作，因为它是工作与先进的设备，而你总是工作在新的地点，你都在不断排除故障。每一天都是不同的东西。它可以是征税的，但有很多乐趣“。 Downen希望回来参观的学生在佩里后在3月，分享他的经验，并探讨潜在的机会可能存在有了自己的公司在不久的将来。