Steering Ahead

Steering Ahead

Fall 2019

| By: Britten, Casey

Automotive program revs up Omro grad’s career.

Theo Kretzmann loves working on cars, so when he had an opportunity to take automotive classes, he jumped at the chance. 

While attending Omro High School, he enrolled in the Automotive Youth Education Systems (AYES) program. Through AYES, high school juniors and seniors come to FVTC and learn about automotive technology, collision repair and diesel technology.

“Taking college classes puts you a few steps ahead of the rest of the students.” Theo says. “It’s a huge jump start.”

In September 2018, Theo started in the Automotive Technology associate degree program. He also works for Lynn’s Service Center in Oshkosh, which has allowed him to earn money and gain experience.

In December 2019, Theo became a Fox Valley Tech graduate with plenty of know-how and zero debt.

Theo's Honors

  • Gold medal at SkillsUSA Wisconsin Conference, May 2019
  • Silver medal at the national SkillsUSA Championship in Louisville, June 2019

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