Alex LaPratt is a senior at Bronson Jr/Sr High School and a student in the Computer Networking Technologies program at the Branch Area Careers Center. Alex is an Information Technology Help Desk Technician at Southern Michigan Bank & Trust in Coldwater under the supervision of Greg Sopcak.
Alex’s duties include basic computer repairs, inventory, computer maintenance, and answering phone calls. His favorite part of the job is working with great co-workers. He appreciates how friendly and helpful everyone is with him. Alex believes his OJT training has helped him learn how to be a better communicator at work through e-mails and assisting co-workers over the phone.
His future plans are to attend college at Davenport University to pursue a degree in Computer Information Systems. Alex is a member of the BACC’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) club. Last year Alex competed at the BPA local, regional, and state levels for BPA. Alex also participated in the Cyber Patriot Security competition. This year, Alex will attend BPA state as part of the Network Design Team. At Bronson High School, Alex is a member of the Varsity Football and Basketball teams. In his spare time, Alex enjoys playing video games, sports and movies. Alex is the son of Julie Howard and Vyrle LaPratt.