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Megan Fee, Graduate of West High, Class of 2012

My Davenport Schools Story, CTE Edition: Megan Fee

The following “My Davenport Schools Story” is taken from interviews with recent graduates of our or Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs here at Davenport Community Schools. To read through our “2019 Highlights: Career Exploration for Davenport Youth” flip book and PDF, which features other alumni stories and details our extraordinary CTE program offerings, please visit: http://www.davenportschools.org/career-exploration-for-davenport-youth-2019-highlights-flip-book-and-pdf/


Megan Fee showing a student a welding demo

Megan Fee, West High Class of 2012
Factory Trainer and 5S Auditor/Trainer, John Deere Davenport Works

Megan’s high school field of study: College credit courses (Math, Environmental Science, English) and Vocational Welding

Her career field: I hired in at John Deere Davenport Works in 2013 as a welder and I am currently in a Non-Traditional Assignment on the wage side as the factory trainer and 5S auditor/trainer.

Her Davenport Community Schools advantage: Earning my welding certificate gave me a competitive advantage in my career, and having a great teacher like Mr. Zinn gave me an even better competitive advantage over fellow welders I hired in with.

Furthering her education: After a year of working at Deere, I enrolled in college. The college credits that I already had from high school helped a ton, and the best part is that Deere paid for two-thirds of my schooling as a wage employee, and as a salary employee, schooling is paid in full. As of now, with a bachelor’s degree in Business, I will soon transition into a salary position.