HVCC Business Communications class visits growing local tech company

In April, the HVCC Business Communications class traveled to the headquarters of nearby Integra Optics in Latham for a job shadow field trip. picture of students gathered around old Navy fighter plane as business leader and plane owner discusses his passion for old military aircraft.

Integra Optics is a leader in the telecommunications industry recognized for its innovative network solutions, product reliability, technical expertise and personalized customer service.

The group of 11th and 12th grade students had an opportunity to learn about this trendy, team-driven telecommunications company that focuses on maximizing quality up-time – in other words, keeping networks up and running – for over 300 organizations world-wide.picture of business communications students participating in job shadow with CEO of Integra Optics, a leader in the telecommunications industry.

Students learned about the company start up from CEO David Prescott, a former United States Navy nuclear engineer, along with interactions with the human resource, marketing, sales, and engineering departments.

Students spent time learning about robotics and how they improve the quality and efficiency of the business. Mr. Prescott thrilled the group by sharing his passion for old Navy planes where students were able to explore and sit in his personally owned aircraft.

The students experienced many real-life takeaways that have been discussed in class. Staff from each department offered words of wisdom to the students who are preparing for college and future internship experiences.