Senior gains work experience for future career

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Senior Brad Hoover leans against a car. Hoover works at Triple J Auto and Ag Repair in Fristoe.

Mykal Albers, Staff Writer

Instead of attending classes after third hour, senior Bradley Hoover, goes to work at an auto repair shop.

   Hoover, who has been attending State Fair CTC Auto Technology program, has qualified to be an intern at Triple J Auto and Ag Repair in Fristoe. In the second semester, Hoover will be working at least 15 to 20 hours a week.

   “This internship is just a little start to what I want to do, but it’s a learning experience,” Hoover said.

Hoover wants to become a diesel mechanic, and wants to start working on farm equipment. He got into auto tech because he likes to work on things hands on, and he has always been fascinated by how things work.

To earn this internship, a student has to complete a few qualifications: all grades above a C, 95 percent attendance and approval of the CTC instructor, CTC counselor, CTC director, the sending school’s staff, and parents.

“I had to be a second year student, and had to be one of the top students in the class,” Hoover said. Hoover had to apply to become an intern.

WHS counselor, Laura Cooke said Hoover was the first student from Warsaw to do an internship like this. It allows the student to work a job and get credit for going to school. She said the internship will help him in life because it shows that he has done what is needed to be done to get a job at a young age.