Company: Milwaukee Area Technical College
Location: Milwaukee, Wisc.
Patricia Garrett’s career happened by luck. She originally was in medical school and got pregnant, so took time to raise her daughter instead of continuing. Her sister was a teacher and suggested she try education, she went back to college, obtained a Bachelor of Science in biology, and began working in hospitals. Ms. Garrett’s advanced to clinical coordinator of the Milwaukee Area Technical College, drawing upon 20 years of expertise working with students, helping them obtain their goals.
The biggest challenge in Ms. Garrett’s career has been trying to find something that works and staying consistence. Her greatest strength is working with students and having them achieve their goals. Throughout her career, her vision has been her most important inspiration as guidance. During her free-time, Ms. Garrett enjoys travelling and volunteering locally.
“Founded in 1912, Milwaukee Area Technical College has grown to become one of the Midwest’s largest community-based technical colleges, offering multiple paths to success. At MATC, you can invent a career or reinvent one. We offer 200 degree, diploma, certificate and apprentice programs, providing multiple paths to success. From MATC you can go anywhere. Either directly into a rewarding career or on to a 4 year college through one of the many agreements we have with colleges nationwide.”