North Billerica, MA – Two local vocational school students are the latest to join the co-op program at Interstate Electrical Services Corporation (IESC): Cody Flint of Chelmsford and Jackson Dallas Mark of Westminster.
Flint, who is currently a senior at Nashoba Valley Technical High School, says that when he was offered the chance at a co-op position at Interstate at its UL-certified prefabrication facility in Tewksbury, he jumped at the opportunity to work under licensed electricians. “I love working with my hands and feel that electrical technology allows me to do that while at the same time providing the intellectual challenges that I find so stimulating.”
Interstate brought on Mark, a graduating senior at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, in a co-op position working in the company’s prefabrication Operations Center as a 3D detailer. In his role in the detailing group, he leverages his computer savvy and familiarity with 3D design applications, contributing to the detailing process using software like Autodesk Revit.
Flint says what attracted him to the trades was finding a tech school that offered the ability to take trade-related classes immediately, subjects that really piqued his interest, in addition to typical academic subjects.
Mark opted to go to a vocational/technical school just two months before the start of his freshman year. About joining Interstate’s co-op program, he says, “From day one I really felt that I was part of the engineering/detailing team at Interstate. I learned a lot about engineering methods and how to apply them to a real-world assembly process. It’s been a terrific learning experience,” says Mark.