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Hoffman brings valuable real world experience to EPT program

01 August 2018

The Electrical Power Technology (EPT) program will have a new face this upcoming fall as Pratt Community College introduces new faculty member, Jeff Hoffman.

Hoffman was recruited by program head, Dave Campbell, due to his valuable real world experience with the City of Pratt for the past ten years.

“Becoming a teacher is not something I actively pursued,” said Hoffman. “Dave contacted me and said this was an opportunity I should consider. The more I thought about it, I decided it would be a good move.”

While becoming an instructor was not something Hoffman originally saw himself doing, he is excited to take the challenge and share his knowledge to students in an interactive manner.

“My goal is to give the students as much of my knowledge as I possibly can,” said Hoffman. “Being fresh out of the industry, I can feed them information in real time. When I read some of the students’ comments about the program, I noticed they all love the outdoor training and time in the lab field. I think that’s something I’m excited to get into as well. I want to take these guys that haven’t been in that kind of environment, get them out in the field and show them what I know. I think it will be fun.”

Campbell is excited to bring Hoffman on board to share his knowledge and experience he obtained with the City of Pratt and his assistance with hurricane relief efforts after Hurricane Irma hit Florida last year.

“We are very excited to have Jeff on board with the EPT program,” said Campbell. “We will be moving into new areas and opportunities for training. His experience and talents will serve EPT well as we move forward.”

Hoffman will be teaching System Design, Construction, and Maintenance as well as Lab and Field Training on the Pratt campus starting this fall. He received his electrical knowledge from on the job training with the city. Prior to that, he was a mechanic for seven years. He and his wife, Cescha, reside in Pratt and have four children – Randi, 12; Grace, 11; and twins Jaxon and Ava, 4.

Pratt Community College offers the EPT program on-campus and online. Interested students can contact the Associate Director of Special Program Admissions, 620-450-2114, elyseb@prattcc.edu. For more information about the Electrical Power Technology program, contact Dave Campbell at 620-450-2127 or phillipc@prattcc.edu.