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The blessings keep coming

March 14, 2024

ECTC Industrial Maintenance student and Metallica Scholar Christian Liner overcame a lot to get to where he is today. 

“I did things when I was young and immature that I regret today,” he said. “But I turned it around and now I help people get their lives together. I sponsor people who are going through sobriety or just getting out of jail. That work, and seeing what I’ve accomplished so far, has helped me stay on track.”

Liner started at ECTC in 2021 because he’d heard good things about the instructors. He chose Industrial Maintenance because he likes understanding how things work.

“Everything is going to robotics in the industrial world, so this is a great career, especially for someone who likes hands-on work,” he said.  

In addition to going to school full time, Liner also works full time as an industrial maintenance technician at Portland Forge in Lebanon.

“Christian has really worked hard to stay on the right path,” said ECTC Technical Division Chair Tim Cordova. “He works various shifts and comes in to school with limited sleep and still outperforms kids right out of high school who do not support themselves. He is a positive role model for the others and has worked to counsel young offenders on how to stay focused and productive.”

After completing the Industrial Maintenance program, Liner plans to return to ECTC to study robotics. He said earning the Metallica Scholars scholarship will help him in many ways. 
“Since I’ve started school here, the blessings keep coming left and right,” he said. “This gives me the confidence to set higher goals and achieve them.” 

Christian Liner