Veteran Finds New Path Through Rio Salado’s Semiconductor Program


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Thursday, December 7, 2023
Where Are They Now? Meet Matt F

Matt Feyerheisen was looking for a new path after leaving the graphic design industry in 2022. His wife heard a radio promotion about a program at Rio Salado College in partnership with Arizona State University that provided free semiconductor training for veterans. Feyerheisen, a Navy veteran, saw potential in the idea and applied for the program.

Today, Feyerheisen is a field engineer at Nanoscience Instruments in Phoenix. In his role, Feyerheisen tests and repairs scanning electron microscopes (SEMs), ensuring their functionality before reaching clients across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Matt's responsibilities include preventive maintenance, on-site testing, and traveling to various locations, providing a unique opportunity to explore America.

His story was shared in detail by Wingspans, a career discovery company that hosts hundreds of “real-world stories about work” on its website.

Read more about Feyerheisen and his journey online.

Applications for the Spring 2024 and Fall 2024 cohort program are currently being accepted.

Students can also enroll in any of Rio Salado’s semiconductor manufacturing programs. Classes start most Mondays.

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