Army Veteran Finds a New Career in MEMS After Retirement

Bill MacKeigan

When looking for a new career Bill MacKeigan, 58, wanted to be a part of a growing field. He learned about the MEMS degree program at an information session and knew it was an up-and-coming industry. “The instructor, Johnny Vanderford, was very enthusiastic about the program and got me hooked,” he said.

At first MacKeigan was nervous about being an older student, but he said LCCC made him feel very welcome. He said he was glad he chose LCCC to help start his new career. “LCCC seemed to give me the most bang for my buck, as well as it was close to my home.”

For MacKeigan, of Lodi, this is not his first career. He is also a military veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired Elyria U.S. postal service letter carrier. After completing his associate of applied science in mechatronics technology – micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) degree, he graduated in spring of 2017 and has now achieved success with MEMS and microelectronics after multiple internships with the TRAIN OH program. MacKeigan completed his second internship at RBB, a company that manufacturers printed circuit boards, in Wooster, Ohio, and has since been hired full-time.