Founded in 2023 in Columbus, OH, BETI is an Engineering Training Provider created to address the engineering industry's struggle to hire, train, and retain skilled engineers in the Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) sector.
Drawing inspiration from our founder's experiences and the transformative power of exceptional mentorship, BETI strives to bridge the gap between aspiring engineers and the companies that need them most.
We challenge the status quo of engineering education by providing project-based, cost-effective training that equips students with the skills they need to excel in the workplace. As an Autodesk Authorized Training Center, our programs teach technical skills while guiding students to design construction documents in the industry leading software, Revit, and AutoCAD.
Our startup nature is our strength. We're agile, which means we tailor-make programs to meet our client's exact needs. Whether you are a recent college grad looking for specialized training to land your first engineering job, or if you are the manager of an engineering department looking to upskill your junior staff, BETI is here to help.
Our Mission is to attract and empower the engineers that drive the future of building design by providing the most effective way to develop new talent.
Our Vision is a construction industry that fosters high skilled and fulfilling careers through industry-focused, project-based learning, making traditional degrees a choice rather than a requirement.
Founder's Story and Expertise
The inspiration for BETI came from my personal experience and frustration as an electrical engineer. After graduating from The Ohio State University, I worked in the MEP industry at various companies, ranging from small 10-person teams to global design firms with over 40,000 employees. I quickly discovered a common challenge faced by all these companies: hiring, training, and retaining skilled engineers.
Starting my first job as an electrical designer in Columbus, OH, I felt unprepared and overwhelmed. Despite my prestigious college education, I lacked the practical skills needed for my new role. Senior engineers were happy to train me, but this was often in direct conflict with their project work. When this was the case, I was assigned menial tasks that didn't contribute to my engineering knowledge, or found myself unable to contribute, with no available mentors, stuck at my desk trying to find content on the internet that could help me learn. This is where I first recognized the lack of MEP training content, and the cost of pulling a senior engineer off a project to train someone with no relevant experience.
By the age of 26, I was managing $90M projects and leading a team of junior engineers. This success wasn't due to innate talent, exceptional work ethic, or my college degree; instead, it was the result of exceptional mentorship from industry veterans who invested time in understanding my needs and helping me grow my skills.
Throughout my journey, I realized that many engineers weren't as fortunate as I was to receive dedicated mentoring. They were often assigned repetitive tasks and not taught skills deemed "unnecessary." As a team leader, I made it my mission to ensure no engineer felt unprepared or neglected.
After obtaining my professional license in Ohio and gaining more industry experience, I founded BETI to support the engineering services industry by developing talent. My professional expertise spans various sectors, including K-12 schools, higher education, commercial mixed-use, and lab projects. Other market sectors I have led projects in include municipal, industrial, solar, EV charging, semiconductor, and retail tenant improvements.
- Sam Miller, PE
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