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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Monday, August 10 | This complimentary session provides a look inside at what it takes to launch a small business.
Tuesday, August 11, 8 a.m., Appleton. Learn about Fast Forward grant programs, then complete all your admissions requirements in one visit.
Wednesday, August 12 | This complimentary session provides a look inside at what it takes to launch a small business.
(7/27/2015 - 7/31/2015)
Chocoholic Frolic Packet Pick-up, Expo, 5K & 10K
Love chocolate? This run is for you! The Chocoholic Frolic 5k/10k is coming to Appleton. Race day: Sunday, August 2. Packet pick-up: Saturday, August 1 at FVTC-Appleton.
8/4 Easy Start Session
Tuesday, August 4, 4 p.m., Appleton. Learn about Fast Forward grant programs, then complete all your admissions requirements in one visit.
Explore Starting a Business, Appleton
8/11 Easy Start Session
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Thursday, August 13 | This complimentary session provides a look inside at what it takes to launch a small business.
(8/17/2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
(8/18/2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
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