06/27/2012 Meet Your Instructors: Zack Wallace
If you've been in our program for a while, you've probably had Zack Wallace, Electrician Trainee and Continuing Education Lead Instructor, teach one of your Get Wired! classes. Ever wonder about the man behind the webcast screen?
|Zack Wallace, Electrician Trainee and Continuing Education Lead Instructor
Born in Kingstree, South Carolina, Zack earned his Associates Degree in Electronics Technology at the Nielsen Electronic Institute in Charleston, South Carolina. During a two week vacation to California to visit family, he decided to start anew and find a new career on the west coast. Some years later, Zack was introduced to WECA and the electrical field by a family friend. Enticed by the decent wages being an electrician would provide as well as being the type of person that likes to work with his hands, Zack became an indentured apprentice at WECA in 1993. In his final year of apprenticeship, Zack was offered his first foremanship position at H&D Electric Inc., where he happily worked for fourteen years. In September 2006, Zack was offered a nightly, part-time position teaching courses for WECA's Electrician Trainee program.
Today, Zack teaches for WECA full-time under the title of Electrician Trainee and Continuing Education Lead Instructor. He teaches online courses for GET WIRED!™ as well as classroom courses for Exam Prep and Apprenticeship. He also mentors part-time instructors and prepares materials for weekend lab sessions. Over the years, he's enjoyed many accolades from fellow instructors and students and was also the recipient of the 2010 WECA Instructor of the Year Award.
Awards, decent wages, and compliments aside, Zack finds teaching very rewarding. "To help students really get it; to make the light bulb 'come on' really keeps me going", said Zack contentedly. He loves to make learning fun and interactive for the students no matter how unvaried the subject matter may be. Zack feels that his greatest reward as a teacher is knowing that students are moving forward in their careers because of a concept he helped them to understand. "To have been an asset in the ladder of their careers and the students' appreciation that they were able to go further in the field will always be my greatest reward."
In Zack's personal time, you can find him in the garden growing delicious produce for his family and friends or fishing off the bank in the river. He also enjoys spending time with loved ones and watching the Carolina Panthers beat out the San Francisco 49rs.
Zack's teaching Get Wired! 301- Blueprint Reading Part 1, starting July 28th. Enroll here.
Or catch one of his popular 2 Day Exam Prep classes at WECA's Sac Region Training Facility. Choose July 14-15 or August 18-19.