Jason Carroll is the career advisor for programs in the business administration, manufacturing and wholesale and retail services clusters. A married father of two adult children, Jason holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University.
He served 26 years in the US Army, retiring in 2012, and has worked at Bates Technical College for 16 years. During this time, he has taught soft-skill classes, worked in the Job Readiness Training Center (now Workforce Education Services), designed, developed and implemented curriculum for the jump start computer training lab, and managed the Work First Work Study budget.
- What do you find the most challenging at Bates Technical College?
The most challenging is keeping up with the fast-pace of getting information to students and potential students.
- What is your biggest inspiration?
The Students …each of them coming at different ages… different lifestyles …different stages in life….different socioeconomic levels…. They all inspire me.
- What does true leadership mean to you?
Leadership simply means to me: having the courage and conviction to do what is right, even when challenged.
- What’s the coolest (or most important) change you see happening at the college today?
There seems to be a greater willingness to work as a team.
- What three traits define you?
Consistency, faith and determination.
- What is your mission at Bates?
To serve each and every student like they were the only student.
- What do you like most about Bates Technical College?
I like the long-standing connection that the college has to the community.
- What is on your wish list for the next 10 years with Bates Technical College?
Expansion of online connectivity, increased course capacity through face-to-face instruction and online offerings, more evening continuing education offerings, and strengthened community relationship.