I've been a fabricator and welder at a ergonomics company for the last ten years. I was fortuniate enough to have autocad 2000 classes in high school. The past year or so been doing tutorials and learning solidworks. Now I get to design. And fabricate. I have acess to water jet, fiber lazers, , press brakes you name it. Couldn't ask for a cooler job.
The engineer has yet to share the college or university graduation details.