“It was quite a bit of change going from working your typical high schooler job to then stepping into a bigger role at a manufacturing plant like that,” Easley says. “I was always used to having a set job where you knew what to do every day you came into work, and your boss would tell you what to do. It was a big change going from that to having to find problems and issues within the plant and solving them on my own.”
During his time at SRC, Easley found mentors and learned what it takes to succeed in the remanufacturing field. He still works at SRC Heavy Duty today, but has since realized that his passions lie more in photography. Luckily, SRC Reman fully supports Easley’s new career goal and has even invested in camera equipment so he can create content for marketing purposes.
Whatever the outcome for GO CAPS students, the program stands as a way for students to dip their toes in their future career interests. After all, trial and error are two of the hallmarks of high school.