Alumni Spotlight - Chris Brown

Chris Brown



“I am enjoying a very successful career thanks to my training at SVCC. I have a secure job, a good salary and recently was able to purchase 75 acres of land to start building a home and my own shop,” said Chris Brown, an alum of the Diesel Technician Training Program.

Brown is a native of Chesterfield, Virginia who completed Matoaca High School. He said that the SVCC Diesel Tech program had a strong reputation, was close to home, and provided training at a low cost which were all factors in his decision to attend.  

“I obtained a job with Carter Machinery within two weeks of my graduating from the program and have been there for seven-plus years. My income has doubled in that time and I am loving my job,” he said.

For the future, he hopes to increase his knowledge and skills in repairing heavy equipment and notes, “SVCC was a great experience and really put me on the road to success.”

He said he would advise others to take advantage of as much of the classes and online training as possible when planning for their future success.

Learn more about SVCC's Diesel Technician programs here.