YouTube: Todd Flessner
2010 DACC Graduate in Manufacturing Engineering Technology
2013 SIU Carbondale Graduate in Industrial Technology
OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer
I spent 20 years in industry, wearing many hats, from Operator, Technician, Trainer, to Manufacturing Engineer.
I’ve taught many types of people over the years, of all ages, and found that not two learned the same way. Finding the way that each student learns is important, to help me, help the student, achieve their educational goals. Continuing to learn new things keeps your brain working. If you ever stop learning, your brain will stop working. I emphasize to always be open to new ideas and concepts, just because “That’s how we’ve always done it,” doesn’t mean that’s the only way, or the best way, to do it.
I am always researching technology in the Manufacturing environment. It seems that there is always a new, or better, or faster way to manufacture products. Workplace Safety is also a field I am very passionate about. In 2005, a coworker died in a machine tool accident. In 2017, a year after starting my teaching career at DACC, I completed training to be an OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer, so that the college can provide OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Credentials to students, and the community.