"This year came full circle. Altec just hired one of my students, Abby. I could not be more proud of her," Barrett said.
This year, four women and three men are graduating from the program.
"We are bridging the gender gap. This may be a small step to some, but for me and the women that have been, or will be in my (and Abby's) footsteps, it is huge," Barrett said.