Cooperative Education Spotlight- Elwood Yohe
As a 9th grade student, Elwood Yohe attended Cumberland Perry AVTS Open House. He wasn’t quite sure what program was a good fit for him. After meeting Brenton Yaukey, Automotive Collison Instructor, Elwood knew where he wanted to spend the next three years of high school. He completed an application for the Automotive Collision program and was accepted later that year. After two and a half years of classwork and hands-on-training, Elwood decided to put his skillset to work through the Cooperative Education Program. He applied for a position with Brenner Nissan in March and is now gainfully employed. Each day brings a new adventure for the Big Spring High School senior as he learns the ropes of the real world. Disassembling and reassembling vehicles, reading estimates, appling body filler, prepping vehicles for painting, priming and sanding, are all part of the job description. Elwood is more than prepared to handle everything that comes with the job. He loves the fact that everyone in the shop is friendly and always helping him learn the tricks of the trade. He is currently limited to four hours of work each day and can’t wait to graduate as he has a full-time position waiting on him. Elwood went from career exploration to having a career plan thanks to Vocational Education and a great work ethic.