Coop Spotlight- Dalton Ackley

Dalton Ackley, a senior from South Middleton High School, has a career plan in place better than most high school seniors.  It all started in 9th grade when he toured Cumberland Perry Area Career and Technical Center.  He always had a passion for working on diesel trucks with his dad and knew Diesel Technology was a perfect match after his visit.  He completed an application and was accepted later that year and jumped right into the task list as a 10th grader.  After two years of classroom and hands on training, Dalton decided to enter the workforce.  He applied for a position with Plasterer Equipment in Lewisberry and quickly became a member of their service team.  He worked 8-hour days all summer long and eventually rolled it into a cooperative education position for the 2022-23 school year.  Each day brings a new adventure for Dalton, which is what he really enjoys most about his position.  Repairing and replacing broken parts, hoses, and lines, visually inspecting new and used equipment, assisting senior techs with major repairs and all other general shop repairs are part of his day.  The Plasterer team has adopted Dalton 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 Dalton, thanks to his dedication, work ethic, vocational training, and Plasterer’s team.  With graduation right around the corner, Dalton’s future appears to be on track.