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Trevor Thomas


Class Of 



Ketter Komputers


Information Technology

What did you love about YA?

My experience was very special, as I was able to work for a small business owned by a former YA! I really enjoyed having access to real world situations that equipped me with skills I wouldn't have had until later in my career. I loved working in the computer shop and going out to customers and solving their technology problems.

How did YA influence your plans after high school?

Before I entered YA, I wasn’t certain on my post high school path. The skills and experiences I gained through the program inspired me to start my own business after high school. After a few years I owned multiple companies and was continuing to grow. I would eventually make a profitable exit from those businesses, and transition back into employment to continue developing and gaining new skills. Today I am the District Sales Manager for an industrial manufacturing company and am responsible for the midwestern United States. Had I not entered the program and been afforded the opportunity to start a career while in high school, I might still be experimenting to find what I enjoy and what works for me.

What do you want others to know about YA?

You never want to stop learning. One of the greatest things about the YA program is it gives you access to knowledge and experiences that are otherwise typically off limits to students. In some ways it's like a trial or sneak peek into a career. This program allowed me to better understand what I enjoyed about the working world, how to be successful in the office and not just the classroom, and was an excellent foundation for my entire career!

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