Joshua Heath is a 2020 graduate from Rochester Adams High School and the Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast’s Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics program. Josh credits the OSTC-NE program with preparing him for both college and his career in many ways. He acknowledged that his teachers, Mr. Demetrius Wilson and Mr. Chuck Beyer, gave him an edge over the competition regarding college and the beginning of his career at Brose. He’s also thankful for his family, especially his mom and dad, for pushing him to do his best work, no matter how difficult it was!
During Joshua’s senior year, he was interviewed and hired by Brose, a German-based automotive supplier, through the MAT-2 program (Michigan Advanced Technician Training). Brose produces mechatronic components and systems for vehicle doors, seats, and the body. They are in 23 countries worldwide. As a student in the MAT-2 program, Joshua attends classes at Henry Ford College. He indicated that the classes are extremely hands-on, and he is always learning something new and thoroughly enjoys his classes at Henry Ford.
Joshua would encourage high school students who are looking for an engineering pathway to consider the OSTC Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics program. “Students receive so much help, information, and experience that will surely help them after their high school graduation,” said Joshua.
Mr. Wilson added, “While Josh was a student, he consistently had a positive attitude, outstanding performance, had the ability to work unsupervised, and was oftentimes found helping others solve a problem. Joshua’s story is inspiring, he was a leader in the Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics program!”