Catching Up With…Connor Snell and Eithan Weibley, Class of ‘19
Connor is a graduate of Red Land High School, West Shore School District, and Eithan is a graduate of West Perry High School. Both gentlemen are graduates of the Diesel Technology Program at CPAVTS. We received word, through the grapevine, that both of these gentlemen are employed by one of our Program Sponsors! Naturally we wanted an opportunity to highlight their experience in the workforce so far and give recognition to our Sponsors at Cumberland Truck Service.
Here is what these young gentlemen had to say:
Describe the company or industry in which you currently work.
“I work in a service shop for any heavy duty truck off the road.”- Connor
“I am currently working in a service shop at Cumberland Truck.”-Eithan
What is your job title and what do you do?
“I am a Diesel Technician. I diagnose and fix heavy duty trucks.”
“My job title is a Mechanic, and I work on trucks.”
What other employment have you had related to your program areas at CPAVTS?
“I started the Co-op program in Vo-tech, and started working in a shop before I even graduated from CPAVTS.”
What additional education and training did you receive after leaving CPAVTS?
“I didn’t go for any additional training, or education. I went straight into the field. My studies were focused on what I was planning to do for a career, and not just general required classes.”
How was Cumberland Perry different than you regular high school?
“Cumberland Perry actually got me ready for the workforce instead of any regular high school where you learn overall basics of things you may or may not use in your life, or to further education for a career.”
“They treated my learning at CPAVTS like a job. I was accountable for showing up, completing my work, calling off if I wasn’t able to come in to work, etc.”
How has your industry changed since your time at Cumberland Perry?
“In the brief time I have been out of Cumberland Perry the industry hasn’t changed.”
What is your favorite CPAVTS memory?
“My favorite part was seeing my friends and learning something I was interested in.”
“Just working with my friends every day, and getting to put engines back together.”