While Clinton, CommTech's first hire, won't be around to train the next crop of technicians—his family is moving this summer—he's hoping his new school will have a computer program.
Even if it doesn't, working as a technician has done more than simply teach him how to install an operating system; it's given him a career path, says the soon-to-be high schooler.
"It shows that I have potential in computer programming and the assembly of computers," Clinton says. "Now I have a dream of what I want to do. I want to go get into a good college up in the St. Louis area, and then I want to go on and pursue a career in computer technology."
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