Throughout his days at Madison High School in Madison Heights, James wasn’t focused or concerned about his future, coasting through classes with a C average. His mentor, Bob Foyt, retired senior director of maintenance and engineering at JHP Pharmaceuticals, helped him see a bright future and put together a related strategic plan. James significantly improved his grades and graduated from high school. Today he works at Shaw Electric in Southfield and plans to pursue a career in electrical or mechanical engineering.
“I learned that I’m ultimately responsible for my future,” said James. “Bob helped me see a future and set goals. It changed my heart and mindset. It was amazing.”
“James has been a wonderful addition to our team,” said Bob Marsh, vice president, Shaw Electric. “He’s well liked, punctual, and a very good worker. Our industry needs more people like James.”