Our Experts

Our Experts

We don’t just hire trainers, we hire experts.

Representing a wide-array of industries and backgrounds, our highly trained instructors bring years of expertise and insight into the topics they teach. 

Learn about all of our instructors.

John Aden

By improving skills of employees, companies reduce downtime and expensive equipment failures while improving morale and safety.

John  Aden

John is a Nebraska-based instructor with more than 29 years of teaching experience in Electrical, Controls and Automation continuing education courses.

He has developed curriculum and designed and built portable, hands-on trainer consoles for many of the courses he teaches.

John also serves on Southeast Community College’s Advisory Committees for both Electromechanical Technology and Electronic Systems.

As the owner of Aden Engineering, he has provided consultation and engineering services in automation for business and industry since 1985.

Areas of Expertise

  • Electrical Troubleshooting
  • Motor Controls & Relay Logic
  • Pneumatics
  • Electro-mechanical
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Programmable Logic Controllers


Education & Industry Experience

  • AAS, Electronic Engineering Technology
  • 3 Years US Army Communications Specialist
  • 6 Years Electronic Technician
  • 5 Years Controls Engineer


Q & A with John

What are students learning in the courses you teach and how is that knowledge applicable to the real world now?
Students learn theory of electrical principles and their application in various industries. Technicians are called on to repair and support equipment that may be old or modern, simple or complex, but the basics are still the same.

Designed and built by John, our electrical trainers provide hands-on learning in class. Electrical Trainer

What is the class size like? Why is having a smaller class size a benefit to each individual student?
We limit our class size to 12 students. This allows for better individual student attention, especially during the class hands-on time.

What are the benefits of businesses/companies utilizing customized training to upskill or reskill their employees?
Qualified electrical maintenance technicians are in short supply. This shortage does not show signs of improving in the foreseeable future. Employers use our continuing education classes to upgrade the skills of existing employees.