Cooperative Education Spotlight- Fidel Hernandez
A year and a half ago, Fidel Hernandez bought a tool belt and some basic hand tools after receiving an acceptance letter to attend Cumberland Perry AVTS. Today, he puts those tools to good use thanks to the real world training he obtained from the Carpentry program. Fidel, a senior from Upper Adams School District, is currently participating in the Cooperative Education program at CPAVTS. Each day, he leaves Upper Adams around 11 o’clock and reports to work for the rest of the day. His employer, CB Construction Services, Inc. in Dillsburg, has partnered with CPAVTS to cap off Fidel’s vocational education. The transition to the workforce was an easy one for him thanks to his hard work, dedication, willingness to learn, and attention to detail. Building walls, hanging drywall, working concrete slabs, installation of doors and windows, and wood blocking are various tasks that Fidel performs on a daily basis. He loves the fact that he gets paid to do something enjoys, sometimes at a prevailing wage rate. As a senior on the cusp of graduation, Fidel is well on his way to his career goal. His employer has stated they will employ a cooperative education student like Fidel every year moving forward. He will no doubt be successful in all future endeavors.