Auto Maintenance Technician
Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Major: Automotive Technology
Class Year: 2010
If it has wheels and a gas or diesel engine, you can bet Ed Novak is ready to repair and maintain it, using his Parkland College auto tech know-how. At Midwest Auto and Diesel in Champaign, the 2011 Parkland graduate services and maintains all types of vehicles, even performing major overhauls where necessary. He greatly enjoys the work and hopes to become a large part of the future of Midwest.
Although he enjoys working on cars, vans, and trucks, Ed’s favorite mode of transportation is a little higher up. The Pontiac native is happiest while flying a personal aircraft, and is only months away from earning his pilot’s license. Hanging with friends is another favorite pastime.
"I really enjoyed my time at Parkland," Ed said. "I had fun, made some good friends, and it was affordable."