Cooperative Education Spotlight- Nick Wagner
Nick Wagner, a senior from Cumberland Valley High School, has a career plan in place better than most high school seniors. It all started as an 8th grade student, where he completed an application for the Automotive Technology Program at Cumberland Perry AVTS. He was accepted later that year and jumped right into the task list as a 9th grader. Knowing that he could only stay in any one program a maximum of 3 years, he switched to Welding his second year and decided that is what he wanted to do for a living. At the conclusion of his junior year, he applied for a position with PennDot in Carlisle and is now currently employed by them through the Cooperative Education program. Each day at PennDot brings a new adventure for Nick, which is what he really enjoys most about his position. Repairing broken snow plows, mounting brackets on new equipment, assisting bridge crews, and all other general shop repairs are part of his day. The PennDot team has adopted Nick as one of their own and he really cherishes the people who take time out of their day to teach him. The transition from the classroom to the world of work has been very successful for Nick, thanks to his dedication, work ethic, vocational training, and PennDot’s team. With graduation right around the corner, Nick’s future appears to be on track.