coop spotlight may 2017

Brock Jumper, a senior from Big Spring High School, already has a leg up on his graduating classmates. He is currently employed by Central Penn Plumbing Services, Inc. and has a full time position waiting for him. After 2.5 years of classroom training, simulated work experience, and hands on projects in the HVAC shop at CPAVTS, his instructor recommended him for an open Cooperative Education position with Central Penn Plumbing. This real world training has allowed Brock to make the transition to the workforce without missing a beat. He has a knack for knowing exactly what to do thanks to his training, but also has a great supporting cast with his onsite mentors in the event he needs assistance. Reading wiring diagrams, assisting with HVAC new construction installs, assisting with plumbing installation, and general troubleshooting are all part of what Brock can be seen doing on any given day. No job is too big or too small with his team: Just last week, they finished installing an HVAC system in a new construction home that featured 8,000 square feet of living space! When asked what he likes about his job, he stated he loves the uniqueness of every job site, the people he works with, and the actual ‘hands on’ part of the job.  Brock made a decision as a 9th grader to attend CPAVTS and chose the HVAC program because he knew he would always have a trade that made him employable. That’s pretty smart thinking for a 14 year old!!!