Dallas, TX, June 06, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Star Wars toy engineer, executive and Award winning entrepreneur speaks at Dallas Environmental Science Academy (DESA) Career day.
DESA is a high-achieving magnet school located on Dallas's west side and serves a population from all over Dallas. Its students are 87% economically disadvantaged but 73% gifted and talented.
Jacob Miles spoke on non traditional paths to becoming an engineer or for a career in technology. He shared his experience as a disadvantaged kid growing up in the Millvale housing projects in Cincinnati, Ohio and his non-traditional path to becoming an engineer. His time as a Kenner Products, product liaison engineer working, where he worked on the development of the original Star Wars toys. He shared his career path beginning as an engineer with General Electric, Kenner Products, General Mills ending as a Vice President with TONKA Toys and Hasbro.
He share his founding of Cultural Exchange Entertainment and Cultural Toys and its award winning toys, Black Enterprise Entrepreneur Award and others.
He addressed questions from the students and shared the following with the kids.
"There is no direct path to success or to becoming an engineer. Everyone's path is different. Starts, Stops and Detours are part of Life. If you get off the path, get back on it! Success is yours if you want it and if you want it you will work and fight for it."