Meet our intern Elizabeth Cabrera. Elizabeth could be spending the summer with friends at the beach or lounging by the pool, but instead she is getting hands-on experience with Fleet Operations. She and fellow intern, Catherine Espinoza, are the first females in our history to work on mechanical jobs with our Fleet team. So far, Elizabeth has worked on basic engine repairs and learned how to run engine diagnostics.
“I’m really getting an inside look at a mechanic’s job and that’s helping me decide what I want to do,” she said.
Check out this video of Elizabeth sharing about her summer internship experience.
Elizabeth is a senior at Sam Houston High School and is enrolled in the Heavy Equipment Academy at Alamo Academies, a program offered through Alamo Colleges. The Alamo Academies is an innovative training and educational partnership that provides education and job opportunities for high school students seeking to jump-start their future.
Elizabeth is one of a dozen high school students interning with us this summer through the Students Interested in Technical Education (SITE) program. The purpose of the SITE program is to generate interest in welding, manufacturing, information technology, heavy equipment and other trades taught at Alamo Academies at the high school level. Most importantly, they develop a pipeline of young workers prepared to take jobs within our industry.