Jesse Balderson - Meridian Technology Center
THEN: An Orlando High School junior trying to avoid taking a science class. The Automotive Technology course as well as the Career Planning Center and the Center for Business Development at Meridian Technology Center helped Jesse
- Develop an interest and skill in automotive technology.
- Learn how to diagnose the cause of malfunctions and perform repairs on vehicles.
- Create a business plan allowing him to obtain a loan, opening his own automotive shop.
NOW: Jesse is the owner of Jesse’s Auto Repair in Perry and Morrison with four employees. He also serves as a member of the Automotive Technology Business and Education Council at the Meridian Technology Center.