Pathways to Success

Garden Spot High School

Riley Jones – Mechanic Co-Op

My name is Riley Jones and I am enrolled in the co-op program at Garden Spot High School. Co-op allows me to leave school after the first block to go to work for the rest of the day. I thought this program would be beneficial for me because I only needed two more classes to…

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Daniel Goldman – Auto Tech – Co-Op

Hello, my name is Daniel Goldman, I am a senior this year and took a opportunity to join the co-op program. I work at Hibishmans Auto. I do Minor work on customer vehicle’s such as oil changes, brakes, tires, and I have started to work on suspension. Working at Hibishmans Auto has expanded my knowledge…

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Tim Martin – Auto Body Co-Op

My name is Timothy Martin, I am currently working part-time with Superior Paint & Collision. It is a small business located in New Holland. We work with repairing and renewing all cars and trucks that were involved in accidents or that need paint repair, rust removal, and any other additional bodywork. I have been working…

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Josh Martin – Construction Co-Op

*Note – At the end of December Josh accepted a new job.  He is now working at Maple Grove Automotive as a mechanic that specializes in high-performance sports vehicles.  Finding a job working as a mechanic was a big career goal for Josh.  The blog below was written prior to his job change. ————————— I …

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Robbie Sensenig – Mechanical Co-Op

My name is Robbie Sensenig and I am currently enrolled in the Co-op program at Garden Spot High School. I joined Co-op because I wanted to be able to work while being in school. I’m working at PowerPro Equipment as a parts assistant, but I have plans to stay at PowerPro and grow within the…

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Brian Beck Earns BEP Grant Towards Auto/Diesel Training

Brain Beck, Garden Spot High School senior and Pathways2Success Cooperative Education student, was recently accepted into the Automotive and Diesel Technology program at the Automotive Training Center in Exton, PA.  Brian will start this program this June and will graduate in February 2020.  His goal is to work on diesel vehicles at a local shop…

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International Women’s Day – Shecanic

On March 8th, 2018, over 60 young women from Garden Spot High School and Middle School went to Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology to hear Patrice Banks speak. For those who are unfamiliar, Patrice Banks is a female mechanic who has opened her own auto shop on the outskirts of Philadelphia.  Patrice makes a point…

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Brian Beck – Mechanical Co-Op

I am a senior in the Pathways2Success Cooperative Education Program at Garden Spot High School this year. This class helps teach us skills we may need to move forward in our jobs. We also learn about important concepts like taxes, health insurance, and retirement. I am currently working at Mister Car Wash in Ephrata, PA….

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Danny Hibberd – Mechanical Co-Op

From June 2017 through October 2017 I was working at New Holland Church Furniture.  My job was to assemble the kneelers and ends, put felt on book racks and chairs, and load the box truck or trailers with our inventory to be shipped to the customer.  Typically, I started my day in the finishing room…

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Roy Bramm – Feed & Mechanical Co-Op

My name is Roy Bramm and I am currently am in the Pathways2Success Cooperative Education program. After school each day, I go to my current place of employment which is River Feed and Supply, which is located on Old Philadelphia Pike in Lancaster. My job duties have a wide range of responsibilities. My job title…

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Rational Career Exploration Summer Externship

This summer I had the opportunity to attend the High Companies Rational Career Exploration Summer Externship. The purpose of the externship was to inform Lancaster County educators about the numerous STEM job opportunities available in the Lancaster County community. The three-day externship included presentations by leaders from Lancaster County STEM Alliance, Lancaster Chamber of Commerce,…

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Derek Larsen – Mechanics Co-Op

On the outside, Derek Larsen has a tough exterior, but on the inside, Derek is an upstanding gentleman with a huge heart and loyalty to those he cares for.  Derek started the Pathways2Success Cooperative Education class working on the Turn Pike in Elverson, PA at HMS Host.  Specifically, he worked at the Arby’s fast food…

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