Nathan Wachtendonk has always enjoyed working on different types of diesel engines. Now, those vital skills are leading to other rewarding career opportunities.
The Appleton native enrolled in Fox Valley Technical College’s Diesel Equipment Technology program in 2000. After graduating, Wachtendonk then worked for Michels Corporation for eight years, first as a field service technician and later as a manager of mechanics on large construction sites across the country. Today, at age 32, he is the fleet manager for the City of Green Bay.
Wachtendonk firmly believes that FVTC provided him with a foundation to be a manager, as well as the skills to be a good mechanic. “I gained real-life experience working on Fox Valley Tech’s fleet of equipment,” he says. “Today, I’m responsible for managing 12 mechanics and supervising the maintenance of more than 500 pieces of equipment. We put in long hours in the winter, but I really like where I’m at. They’d have to offer me the mayor’s job to get me to do anything else!”
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Tuesday, March 3, 5 p.m., Appleton. Learn about Fast Forward grant programs, then complete all your admissions requirements in one visit.
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Employment Seminar - Appleton
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 8:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m., Appleton Campus
2/4: On Campus: Franklin University
Financial Aid Account Balance Sent to Students
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2/17: On Campus: Concordia University Wisconsin
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First Annual Technology Day Event
Computer 101 Workshops
The FVTC student Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) is hosting a series of Computer 101 Workshops for the community on Saturday, February 21 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cultural Cuisine 2015
Join us Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 for endless cultural hors d'oeuvres prepared by our Culinary Arts students.
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3/3 Easy Start Session
3/5: On Campus: UW-Green Bay
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