No two days are the same and that’s exactly why Logan Woods loves his new job. The 2015 Marshalltown High School graduate works as a technician in the service department of the Clemons Chevrolet dealership in Marshalltown.
“It’s something new every day,” Woods said. “You always have to stay on your toes.”
He said most days offer challenges, but that’s what he enjoys.
“Sometimes it’s frustrating but that payoff that you are doing something challenging is the best feeling,” Woods said.
With help from MHS counselors, Woods found his career calling during his high school years. He was able to take college automotive classes from Iowa Valley Grinnell while still attending MHS.
“I talked with my counselor and she said I can start doing college while in high school,” Woods said.
He eventually got his degree in the field and worked at another dealership for a year before landing at Clemons recently. Clemons service manager Jason Colby is glad to have Logan on board.
“I’m extremely happy with him,” Colby said. “He’s enthusiastic and he’s got drive.”
Woods talked about his career path to several MHS sophomores who visited Clemons on October 16. The visit is part of the current week-long program from MHS where sophomores are touring area companies and businesses to learn about local careers. This initiative is led by a local committee of the Marshalltown Business Education Alliance known as the Student Partnership Program.