Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

November 10, 2013

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Kokomo Tribune

---- — Student’s Name:

Kelsey Stahl

Parents:

Amy Boring

High School:

Northwestern High School senior

Career Plans:

Veterinarian

KACC Instructor:

Mr. Mike Miller, Strategic Marketing

Internship Placement:

Windmill Grill, 2335 W. Sycamore Street, Kokomo, IN 46901

Phone:

765-452-1600

Supervisor:

Tom Trine, Owner

Kelsey Stahl’s thoughts:

“My friend worked at Windmill Grill and said I could use her as a reference. I began working at Windmill Grill as a hostess and now I am a cashier. I have learned to assist people at this job, and I try to help them with whatever they need. I also bus tables, handle carry out and make salads. I drive a truck, so quite a bit of my earnings goes for gas. My job here at Windmill Grill has helped me learn multi-tasking, while my [Kokomo Area] Career Center class has taught me how to deal with various job situations. My real love is horses and that’s why I hope to study to become a veterinarian after high school.”

Tom Trine’s comments:

“Windmill Grill is locally owned and operated, and I have been in business for 11 years. We feature American fare, do catering, and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. I think the [Kokomo Area] Career Center is very beneficial for students because it gives them the practical work experience they need. I see young people who cannot interact with the public properly. I have interviewed college students, who have never had a job. Kelsey can multi-task. I’ve seen Kelsey with a car at the drive-thru, a customer on the phone, a person at the register, and she handled them all equally well. Life would be good if all young people were like Kelsey. She also is a model team member. I think this job will help Kelsey in the future because she can handle pressure and she is committed to high standards. That leads to success in my book.”

This is one in a weekly 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.