Cooperative Education Spotlight- Hunter Rickrode
If you have ever been on the highway in central PA and saw a trailer with 10+ axles hauling wind turbines, large irregular containers, or heavy equipment, there is a good chance Master Solutions Inc. in Carlisle was involved in the creation of the trailer hauling the product. Hunter Rickrode, a senior from Big Spring High School, is now employed by Master Solutions through the Cooperative Education program at Cumberland Perry AVTS. It all started when he was a 9th grade student, where he completed an application for the Welding Program at CPAVTS. He was accepted later that year and jumped right into the task list as a 10th grader. After two years of hard work in the classroom and on the shop floor, he applied for a position with Master Solutions Inc. and hired shortly thereafter. Each day at Master Solutions brings a new adventure for Hunter, which is what he really enjoys most about his position. Reading blue prints, mig welding on trailer frames, grinding and prepping surfaces and general problem solving are all part of his normal day. The Master Solution’s team has adopted Hunter 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 Hunter, thanks to his dedication, work ethic, vocational training, and Master Solution’s team. With graduation just several months away, Hunter’s future appears to be on track.