Cooperative Education Spotlight- John Comp
Every morning before 7:00 AM, John Comp pulls into the parking lot at Morrison, Inc in Duncannon to start his school day. He is part of the Cooperative Education program at Cumberland Perry AVTS. As a senior from West Perry High School enrolled in the Diesel Technology program, he chose to cap off his vocational education with rigorous on the job training, and his daily routine varies from one day to the next. Well drilling rigs, skid loaders, excavators, service trucks, and backhoes are all part of his normal work week. Repairing brakes, replacing hydraulic lines, basic welding, and fundamentals of electrical systems are all skills John acquired during his first 2 years at CPAVTS that helped with the transition from school to work; when graduation rolls around in late May, most seniors will be on vacation, or looking for their first career or summer jobs. At the same time, John will be starting his second year of employment with Morrison, Inc. in what will be a long and successful career.