The Co-op Tech program provides students, such as Brandon Rodriguez, with opportunities to explore their passions. In the following narrative, the WHSAD senior, shares his experience in the automotive program.
I chose to go to Co-op for the hands-on experience. Throughout my time with Ms. Terraferma, I explained that I would be going to a school that taught a certain trade in which could further progress my career choices and experiences. In this school I decided to go with Automotive. This class is very diverse and it really shows with the amount of people who are passionate about cars, even those that have the “need for speed” within their mindsets. I believe my favorite thing about this class is working on cars that come in since I can learn about every aspect of each vehicle made by a specific manufacturer. My teacher, Mr. Taudel, is a really nice guy. He loves to joke around with his students but when jobs need to get done, he really encourages us to get it done. Being in this automotive class, I may pick up this as a career or just a hobby since I really want to own a vehicle and personalize it to my heart’s content in the future. I recommend Coop to anyone looking for skills in the trades, whether it be automotive, culinary, computer repair, electrical, welding, etc. Just remember that this school is free until you’re 21, all you need to do is sign up and hope that you get in. You can come here all you like until you can’t anymore. If there’s any student out there looking to further enhance their career choices and experiences, this is one of the schools to do it. Don’t let such an opportunity go to waste.