Student Spotlight: Darrin Montgomery
Darrin Montgomery’s interest in welding started with his interest in demolition cars.
Since the age of 15, Montgomery has pursued demo cars as a hobby. He has placed either first, second or third at the DuPage County Demolition Derby from 2009 to 2016.
But he is also studying welding for his career at United Airlines.
“I would like to advance and move into the maintenance department,” he said. “But in order for me to do that, I need schooling.”
Montgomery turned to College of DuPage and is planning to finish several welding certificates in 2018.
“COD is my local college and a great facility with the programs I was looking for,” he said.
Ultimately he would like to obtain an associate’s degree. For now, he’s happy with the education he’s receiving in COD’s Welding program.
“It’s a great program that you could get done if going full-time rather quickly,” he said. “And it will lead to a profitable career.”
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