Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) 2014 Electrical Technology/Upper Moreland High School graduate, Matthew Kubachka, is the first EASTERN graduate selected for the Aramark Maintenance Trainee Mentoring Program. This program will provide Matthew one-year of maintenance trainee experience, and upon successful completion, a permanent job with Aramark.
This new mentoring program was designed through EASTERN’s partnership with Aramark – the organization that provides direct management of EASTERN’s facility functions, including operations and maintenance, engineering, custodial, housekeeping, energy management, and other related facility services. The intent of the program is to serve as a comprehensive feeder system providing highly trained, well-rounded employees with leadership potential to other Aramark locations.
Near the end of last school year, instructors in EASTERN’s Electrical Technology, Construction Technology, and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) programs identified potential candidates for this program. Jason Knox, the Aramark Facility Manager at EASTERN, performed the interviews and selected Matthew as a full-time Aramark employee in the role of Maintenance Trainee.
Although Matthew is a graduate of EASTERN’s Electrical Technology program, he is now undergoing intensive hands-on and theory-based interactive training in carpentry, HVAC, plumbing, business communications, professional employment, facilities management equipment, and environmental and occupational safety.
At the end of Matthew’s training in June 2015, he will receive a certificate of completion and will be contacted by Aramark’s District Manager concerning where he will be transferred within the region.
“This is an exciting opportunity for me to expand upon what I learned at EASTERN and begin a career with a great company in an environment in which I am familiar,” said Matthew. “EASTERN provided me with a great head start on my career.”