My name is Kevin Gonzalez, and I am a senior electrical technology student at Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center.
My father is a contractor, and he has influenced my decision for choosing an electrical career. I have always looked up to my dad. He has inspired me to love my career and go further with my skills and grow in this field! I have been helping my dad for many years. We did a lot of carpentry, small repairs in plumbing, and some electrical work.
The electrical work always caught my attention, but at the time, it just looked like a bunch of colorful wires. Thankfully, I found an opportunity to learn the electrical trade at Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center. I was able to get proper training from Mr. Heffner, a former union worker and experienced electrician, who was able to teach and guide me to help me see a future in this field. Mr. Heffner is now the school’s maintenance supervisor, so now I get to learn from Mr. Geisinger, our new instructor. The electrical program provided me with proper hand tools and material to practice our craft.
We even have a co-op coordinator who helped me obtain multiple job opportunities. With guidance from Mr. Heffner, I ended up choosing to work for Waldman Electric. At Waldman Electric, I have gained valuable experience and good tips from their wise journeymen who always manage to teach me new skills along the way. My future goals are becoming a master electrician and one day being known for my excellent craftsmanship and good service to customers.
Senior Electrical Technology Student
Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology