Cooperative Education Spotlight- Kyle Wickard
When Kyle Wickard was in 9th grade, he knew he wanted to attend Cumberland Perry AVTS and be in a mechanical program. He was accepted into the Diesel Technology program later that year and has made the most of his decision. Now a senior, he is currently employed by Lobar Associates, Inc. through the Cooperative Education program at CPAVTS. Kyle attends Cumberland Valley High School each morning and then reports to work at noon. Every day brings a new adventure with equipment repairs, preventive maintenance, hydraulic hose repairs, and many more trade related tasks. The classroom setting and simulated work in the Diesel Tech program have provided the entry level skills necessary for Kyle to be successful on the job. The transition from the classroom to the workforce has gone very smooth. With his knowledge, skillset, and work ethic far superior to most his age, he is a welcome addition to the Lobar Associates team.