Bernard joined our full time instructional staff as a Senior Technical Trainer in 2011. Outside leading classes, he designed and implemented a complex
SharePoint class database solution for LANTEC, and also administrates and maintains our intranet site. Previously, Bernard served as IT Manager, Training
Manager, and lead Technical Instructor for New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of Lafayette and Houston as well as IT Manager for Global Technology
Group/Datacom. Having achieved certifications as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Cisco Certified Network Associate,
Certified Ethical Hacker, CompTIA Advanced Security Professional (CASP), Security+, Network+, A+ and Certified Information Systems Security Professional,
Bernard is one of the most technically diverse instructors at LANTEC. His 20+ years of network consulting and technical support for several local companies
lends a relatable real-world practicality to LANTEC students beyond the supplied vendor curriculum. Ten years of increasingly influential responsibilities
in the U.S. Navy's Nuclear Power program led to his selection for elite duty as one of seven technical instructors at Submarine Training Facility's
Damage Control Trainer, a high-risk live flooding and fire fighting course at Charleston, SC. Bernard’s past military service allows him a unique rapport
within the armed services branches he teaches under the DoD 8570 initiative; he recently has led both Windows 10 and SharePoint instruction for the
US Navy with rave reviews in Guam and Kings Bay, GA.Bernard is even able to lend his expertise to our core Microsoft Office curriculum, specifically
Access and Excel. A mixture of an engaging personality, technical expertise, and hands-on, real world experience makes Bernard our most in-demand technical
instructor nationwide. In August 2017, Bernard was promoted to Instructor Supervisor.
Ray Ayala , Baker Hughes Inc.