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Landing School Grad on the Job in Brunswick - 6/1/2008
Landing School Grad on the Job in Brunswick
Aaron Arsenault attended Mountain Valley High School in Rumford, Maine, where he first heard about The Landing School during his senior year. Aaron was looking for a trade school that was outside of the automotive industry, and one of his school’s counselors suggested the marine industry. With the help of a scholarship from Maine’s North Star Alliance Initiative, Aaron went straight from high school into The Landing School where he spent two years. Aaron’s first year was in the Cruising Boats course where he and his teammates built a 27’ cold-molded powerboat, and his second year was in the Marine Systems Program where he learned how to work with boats’ electrical, propulsion and plumbing systems.

Upon his graduation in 2008, Aaron went to work for a fellow graduate of The Landing School, Mike Kunhardt, owner of Brunswick Boat Works in Brunswick, Maine. In his first job out of school, Aaron is spending most of his time servicing marine systems for the yard’s customers. The yard puts a lot of emphasis on customer service, so Aaron is encouraged to talk to the boat-owners in person, and he even allows interested owners to watch the work being done.

Aaron considers his education at The Landing School to be some of the most valuable he’s ever received. “If you listen closely and pick up on all the tips and advice the instructors give the students, you’ll definitely have it come in handy in the future.”

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