This is it! The end of our Instructor Spotlight Series…. for now. Classes start this Monday, and we’ve got one more teacher to introduce. This gentleman has been instrumental in not only learning our new content management software, but teaching our other instructors as well. He’s constantly looking for ways to improve the program, and challenges each and every one of us to do better. I’m talking, of course, about none other than Blake Behr!
What subject are you teaching this year?
1 semester 1st year, and 2nd semester 4th year
How did you first get involved with IEC?
I went through the program many years ago.
What are you most excited for this academic year?
I’m excited to see new students catch the vision of the IEC, and to be able to be a part of their first steps to a exciting and lucrative career!
What is most rewarding about your job?
If we are talking about teaching at the IEC, it’s when the theory of it all makes sense to a student, and when they can explain this stuff to me.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
I’m a husband of 1, father of 3.5, favorite movie is Gladiator, and I could eat Thai food every day!
[Father of 3.5….?]
Advice for new students this year?
Pay attention, and take it seriously! You will only get out what you put in! Be the right person. This is an industry in which you can grow and advance quite quick, if you are the right person.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Adventure/ travel with my family, and read.
Anything else you’d like to add?
I can’t stress how important it is to emerge yourself into this program. It can be a stepping stone to take you places you can’t even imagine. So use this time to prepare yourself for the future.
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” -Seneca
We consider ourselves very lucky to have Blake Behr in the program, and he – along with many of the other teachers – brings up some very good points. Throughout this series, the instructors have given you their advice: pay attention, manage your time wisely, put the work in, and take pride in what you do. Here at Central IN IEC, we hope that this series has helped you get to know your upcoming instructors, and have inspired you to make the most out of this opportunity. All of these gentleman want to help you succeed.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us, and we will return the favor through the course of the year.
We hope you’re excited! We’ll see you Monday!