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Illiana High School Students Visit Ozinga’s IT Department

April 10, 2019

At Ozinga, learning is one of our core values. We wholeheartedly believe that there’s always something to learn and you can never know everything. In the spirit of learning, we invited several Illiana High School students who are interested in technology to our Mokena office this week to teach them about the company and how technology plays a role in our success.

Our special visitors learned all about Ozinga company history and participated in three rotating breakout sessions that included tours and insights from our IT leaders. Students met with members of the Business Systems Support, End User Support, and Network Infrastructure teams and learned about servers, networks, application support, data mining, and reporting.

They also met with Ozinga coworkers who highlighted the benefits of internships and learning on the job, as well as the importance of relying on coworkers as a resource if you’re ever stuck on a project. The IT experts also shared free tools and resources the students could find online to increase their knowledge and prepare for college and/or the workforce.

During lunch, students participated in a Q&A with Chief Information Officer Keith Onchuck, Director of Business Systems Support Chris Laska, Director of Infrastructure Support Tom Allen, and Director of End User Services Chris Visser.

The attendees learned a lot about technology and the tour helped solidify their career interests.

“It (the visit to Ozinga) reinforced my interest in technology and made me realize how important technology is even at a business that sells concrete like Ozinga,” said Matt VanEssen.

“It got me excited about the future of the industry,” added Nick VanEssen.

View the video below to learn more about the students’ visit.

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