Brett Enmeier started his career in Meridian’s Carpentry program, now he is giving back by joining the school’s Board of Education.
“We are glad to have Brett on the Board of Education,” said Douglas Major, Superintendent/CEO of Meridian Technology Center. “His experience as both a student and parent will be invaluable and bring a unique perspective to the team.”
Enmeier went to Meridian in 1982 and 1983 but it continues to impact his life.
“I still use the skills I learned at Meridian,” Enmeier said. “I went through college framing houses while studying construction management at OSU. After that I hired out in Phoenix for PCL Construction. Then, in 1993, I came back to Stillwater to start a homebuilding company.”
Now he works at OSU as a construction project manager and loves being a part of the community.
“Stillwater is a fantastic place to have a family,” Enmeier said. “My whole family went to Stillwater High School and my wife is a Stillwater native.”
Enmeier’s son also went to Meridian as a part of the STEM Academy Pre-Engineering program.
“It was a competitive process and we were super happy that he was chosen to be in the program,” Enmeier said. “It piqued his interest and made him realize engineering was something he wanted to continue.”
As a parent, Enmeier especially liked how approachable the instructors were and how the program prepared his son for college.
“Someone who attends Meridian has a lot of options,” Enmeier said. “My son went on to OSU and now has a successful career in engineering. I’ve heard story after story of Meridian changing people’s lives.”
He has also had first-hand experience with the impact of the workforce skills gap.
“The need for people in the trades impacts my life daily,” Enmeier said. “It’s hard to get help so the students going through those programs are really in demand.”
Enmeier is especially looking forward to being an active part of the school’s mission to secure economic futures.
As a member of Meridian’s Board of Education Enmeier will represent zone 3 and play an important role in developing the school’s policies.
“Meridian changed the trajectory of my life,” Enmeier said. “I’m excited to give back and do my part.”
Meridian Technology Center has been a driver of economic development since 1975. With a mission to educate, enrich lives and secure economic futures, Meridian offers full-time career training programs, short courses, workforce and economic development assistance and entrepreneurial support to residents from the Agra, Carney, Glencoe, Guthrie, Morrison, Mulhall-Orlando, Pawnee, Perkins-Tryon, Perry and Stillwater school districts. The school has locations in Stillwater and Guthrie. Meridian is one of 29 schools within Oklahoma’s CareerTech system.
For more information or to enroll, visit meridiantech.edu or contact a career counselor by phone at (405) 377-3333 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509.