is what you might call a non-traditional student, and in more ways than one. Currently enrolled in Macomb’s Plumbing and Pipe Fitting program, the Ferndale resident believes remote learning is a perfect fit for his lifestyle.
Married and a pet parent to two cats, Tisch’s hobbies include travel, gardening, photography (check out on Instagram) and creating electronic music (NVNTR on most popular music platforms). He even holds four plumbing-related U.S. Utility Patents (Tisch is pictured with them, above). To fund all of this, the man of many talents has been working as a product designer and engineer for the past 17 and-a-half years.
With so much on his plate, you’d think it would be difficult to find the time for anything else. And it is. That’s why, when he decided to resume college in pursuit of a full-time engineering position, he was pleased to discover he could get a quality education from the comfort of his own home, while still having full access to faculty when needed.
“Since March 2020, I’ve been working and learning remotely,” says Tisch, whose classes began at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’ve saved money by not having to drive to school multiple times per week and have had more time to spend with my family.”
Tisch, who previously obtained an associate degree in business from Oakland Community College, emphasizes how important it is for students to seek a program of study that taps into their interests and passions, and to select a career they can envision themselves in for the long haul. Even more, he is a firm believer in the power of lifelong learning.
“Work hard, study often, attend class and gain that knowledge,” advises Tisch. “That’s the key to a successful life: knowledge.”
Although the ramifications of the pandemic have led to a rapid and necessary shift to online learning, the dust is now beginning to settle. Soon enough, students will be returning to campus for classes. Macomb’s robust online offerings, however, have earned a convert in Tisch.
“I find that remote/online classes have really benefitted me, and I’d prefer that option permanently moving forward.”