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March 23, 2014

Kokomo Area Career Center

This is part of a regular series featuring a student and an employer involved in the Kokomo Area Career Center’s School-to-Work program. Any employer or student interested in the School-to-Work program should call James Stradling, KACC director, at 765-455-8021.

Student’s name: Lindsay Brandt

Parents: Laura and David Brandt

High school: Northwestern High School senior

Career plans: Undecided

KACC instructor: Mike Miller, strategic marketing

Internship placement: Wendy’s, 125 N. Dixon Road

Supervisor: Stephan Mooyman, Wendy’s co-manager

Lindsay Brandt’s thoughts:

“I became interested about working at Wendy’s because my parents knew a person in management who said Wendy’s was looking for good employees. I watched training videos concerning safety and my work position on my first day at Wendy’s. I make sandwiches and I operate the drive-thru and front register. My paycheck goes for car payments and gas, while I also try to save some from each paycheck. My class at the Kokomo Area Career Center allowed me to work earlier hours so I can come home earlier in the evenings. After high school graduation, I plan to attend Indiana University Kokomo for my general courses before I choose a major.”

Stephan Mooyman’s comments:

“Wendy’s is a national restaurant chain, and currently Wendy’s is featuring a new Ciabatta Bacon Cheeseburger. Locally, Wendy’s is offering Frosty key tags that will benefit the building of the new Humane Society. Customers receive a small Frosty with any purchase. The Kokomo Area Career Center has been beneficial to Lindsay because its flexibility allows Lindsay to schedule her work hours earlier while this work experience makes a direct connection to her classwork. Lindsay does an outstanding job on the cash register, and she is among our strongest employees. Lindsay continues to improve no matter what position we ask her to fill at Wendy’s. This experience at Wendy’s will be beneficial to Lindsay’s future because we teach key values that all good employees should know.”

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