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Student Success Story

Submitted By: Baldy View ROP

From Three Jobs to One

Student Background

Ontario High School student Christopher Sanchez enrolled in the Baldy View ROP Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) class with Mr. Steve Hayden. He was unsure about the class and never thought he would excel in it.

Program Description

Mr. Hayden’s experience and knowledge in the field and his willingness to make the class interesting caught Christopher’s attention. Christopher said, “It was fun. It was like an investigation, trying to figure out and troubleshoot the problems with the equipment.” Christopher overcame his doubts, assisted students in the class with activities and completed the class with flying colors.

Outcomes

Shortly after graduation, Christopher moved to Indiana and was working three jobs; Arby’s, FedEx and a car audio installation company. For two and a half years, this hectic and stressful schedule exhausted. He decided to submit his resume and HVAC Certificate to Bassett HVAC Services.

Christopher is now employed as a Maintenance Technician with Bassett Services and is climbing the ladder. The company sponsored his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certification and his Universal License. Christopher was provided with a company vehicle and phone. Christopher would like to thank Mr. Hayden for the experience and the knowledge he gained in the class and Baldy View ROP for offering this class. As stated by Christopher, “It has been life-changing"

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