Meet Jedidiah Forrest, OC Electronics Engineering alum

ELEN graduate works remotely from home, sitting at his computer desk with multiple screens.

'Every day is a science whirlwind'

Q: What years did you attend OC?

A: 2014-2016

Q: How did you end up at Okanagan College?

A: Engineering technology programs caught my eye. Needed a career path change.

Q: How did you choose your program?

A: I applied to all three engineering programs and Electronic Engineering Technology responded first.

Q: What did you like most about the program?

A: The immersion was incredible. Every day is a science whirlwind, and labs were fantastically engaging. The staff is made of caring professors set on creating an environment of inclusion.

Q: What was one of your most meaningful memories during your time at OC?

A: Creating a remotely controlled ‘line laser’ turret, to find out the “line laser” that I purchased put a line on the wall instead of a dot. In hindsight this seems obvious but at the time was totally missed,

Q: What are you doing currently?

A: I’m a Senior Project Manager in New Service Introduction at TELUS Business.

Q: Are there any awards or achievements you would like to highlight?

A: I’ve brought to market several new products and built hundreds of locations with fibre, I’m also a business owner with clients around the world.

Q: Who gave you the best advice you ever received?

A: I’ve read a lot of Carl Sagan. I think the best advice I’ve read came from him.

Q: What advice would you give to current or future students?

A: You have many years of work ahead of you, make sure you choose something you enjoy.

Q: Where are you the happiest?

A: Climbing the side of a mountain or in an underwater cavern diving.

Q: What matters most to you right now?

A: The usual suspects, friends and family and of course my doggo’s.

Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

A: I would like to be a director of a company but I would settle for sipping margaritas in Mexico.

Published By College Relations on November 29, 2022

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