2019

Jesse Martinat: Graduated from Homedale High School and COSSA Diesel Technology.

He has competed in the skills hands on completion for two years, and has been a skills USA member and officer as well. Jesse has passes his TSA and has been awarded all four of the skills badges, and passed all five of his ASE tests. He is serving his apprenticeship at Agra-service; earning $10.50 per hour. Jesse has been accepted to CWI Diesel program.

2019

Ty Lowden: Graduated from Homedale high and COSSA Diesel Technology program.

Graduated from Homedale High and COSSA Diesel Technology program. He has competed in skills hands on completion f or two years and has been a Skills USA member and officer. Ty has passed his TSA and has been awarded all four of the skills badges. He passed 4 of the 5 ASE certification tests. He will be serving his apprenticeship at Gary Amoth Trucking; earning $10 per hour. Ty has been accepted to the CWI Diesel program.

2018

Calvin Anderson: Graduated from Marsing High and COSSA Diesel Technology. 

Calvin earned 9 college credits and pass his Work Place Readiness test, SP/2 Safety Training and is attending CWI Diesel program.

2018

Kayden Turner: Graduated from Homedale High and COSSA Diesel Technology

Kayden earned 9 college credits and competed in Skills USA placing 5th place overall. He pass his Work Place Readiness test, SP/2 Safety Training, and obtained his Eagle Scout badge. He will be going on a LDS Mission and attending CWI Diesel program upon his return.

2015

Kathleen E: Graduated from Parma High School, COSSA Diesel Technology, earned 9 college credits and entered the U.S. Army

I am now learning to repair Blackhawk helicopters, and Little Birds stationed at Fort Bragg. While in the Diesel Technology program at CRTEC Kathleen was under the direct instruction of Mr. John Montana, CRTEC's lead diesel instructor. Kathleen has stated that "with the training she received at CRTEC the transition into the Military Mechanics was very easy. The instruction I received from Mr. Montana made the training easy for me in the Blackhawk and Little Bird training. The Electrical training that I received from Mr. Montana along with how to diagnose the electrical system made me one of the top performers in our class of ten students. I learned enough about diesel engines, transmissions, electrical systems, and brakes that I passed the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) industry exams in these areas before I left high school. The credits and training that I received in the three years I was under the direct instruction of Mr. John Montana, CRTEC's lead diesel instructor was exceptional. The CRTEC & the Diesel program has made my career choice positive and rewarding, thanks for all you have done for me! 

2014

Jacob M. is a 2014 graduate of Parma High School and the Diesel Technology program of study at CRTEC

While in the Diesel Technology program at CRTEC Jacob was under the direct instruction of Mr. John Montana, CRTEC's lead diesel instructor. Jacob is now full-time employee of Western States Caterpillar in Twin Falls, Idaho. Jacob spent part of the second semester of his senior year in an internship at Western States Caterpillar in Meridian, Idaho - an internship made possible by his exemplary performance during his time in the CRTEC Diesel Technology program of study. Immediately after the internship, Jacob was selected for the Caterpillar "Think Big" training program, during which he received more training at the Caterpillar shop while simultaneously working part-time (for pay) for Caterpillar. Jacob credits the time he spent in the Diesel Technology program at CRTEC with his subsequent success, stating: "The training that I received at CRTEC was excellent, and if not for Mr. Montana helping me get into Caterpillar (on the internship) I would not have had the opportunity to have this awesome job and career that I have now!" While in the CRTEC Diesel Technology program I learned enough about diesel engines, transmissions, electrical systems, and brakes that I passed the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) industry exams before I left high school.

2013

Chaney S. is a 2013 graduate of Notus High School and the Diesel Technology program of study at CRTEC.

While in the Diesel Technology program at CRTEC Chaney was under the direct instruction of Mr. John Montana, CRTEC's lead diesel instructor. Chaney is now a full-time employee of Cummings Diesel. After graduation, Chaney studied at the Universal Technology Institute (UTI), in Sacramento, California, in their heavy duty diesel training program.He followed that with additional study at UTI in Phoenix, Arizona, in their certified Cummings Diesel training program. Chaney credits the time he spent in the Diesel Technology program at CRTEC with his subsequent success, stating: "The training that I received at CRTEC was excellent, and made the transition to UTI easy. I also excelled (at UTI) in the areas I had already been trained in (at CRTEC)." While in the CRTEC Diesel Technology program I learned enough about diesel engines, transmissions, electrical systems, and brakes that he passed the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) industry exams in these areas before he left high school. 

2010

Nester Machuca - Idaho State SkillsUSA Champion

Nester attended ISU Welding program and is now working in the oil field industry as a pipe welder traveling the world with his welding skills.

Tate Mikelson and Seth Thomas

Both graduated from COSSA welding program and went straight to work in the oil field industry. They are welding on oil drilling rigs, along with oil and natural gas pipe welding.

Adam Anderson

Graduated from COSSA welding program, attended ISU for welding. He nows works at Amalgamated Sugar Beet Factory as a lead pipe welder.

Fernando Castellanos

Graduated from COSSA welding program, attended ISU, joined Pipe Fitters Union, and does orbital welding (robotic pipe welding at Micron in Boise. He also teaches pipe welding for the Pipe Fitters Union.

Fernando Razo

Graduated from COSSA welding program and went to work for Rhino Metals, he is now the foreman manager of the plant in Caldwell. He also owns and operates a part-time business building custom motorcycles.

James McCormick, Lowell Anderson, Joseph Orris, and Leo Sandoval

Graduated from COSSA welding program and are employed at R & M Steel in Caldwell, Idaho.

COSSA Welding Program - Mark Bauer instructor

During the 21 years of teaching at COSSA, he had 136 students acheive their American Welding Certifications which gave them the opportunity to transition into employment after graduation. In the spring of 2010 had 7 COSSA welding students graduate from the ISU's welding program. He had 5 gold medalists at the State Championship Welding Competition at SkillsUSA, with Brandon Patrick placing 11th in the nation at the National Competition. Brandon is now working as a pipe welder in industry.

1987 - 1988

Robert Godina was a graduate in the COSSA Residential Construction program. 

Today he is the Chairman of the COSSA Board of Trustees. Because of the carpentry skills he learned while at COSSA, Robert built his own house. 

 

Robert's journey after COSSA included time in the U.S. Army, service in law enforcement, and now in agriculture. He is an elected member of the Parma School District Board of Trustees, and in 2014 he was appointed by the Parma Board to represent Parma on the COSSA Board of Trustees. In October, 2015 he became the COSSA Board Chairman. 

 

We at COSSA are glad Robert Godina's journey started, and continues, with us. He is a valuable member of the local community and a great asset to COSSA.  

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