Riley VanderPuyl is a senior at Coldwater High School and enrolled in the Business, Management & Marketing Technologies Program at the BACC. He is the manager at images, Etc. at the Branch Area Careers Center (BACC) for his On-the-Job (OJT) placement. He is under the supervision of Brittany Wisman and Kelly Spray.
Riley believes his OJT training has taught him how to operate specialty machines like the embroidery and sublimation machines. He has also improved is communication and computer skills. His favorite part about his position is how creative he can be when making a display, a graphic design, or any customer order. He is responsible for taking and completing customer orders which includes embroidery and sublimation of materials. Riley also creates displays in the BACC windows and classrooms which feature BACC programs. His future plans after high school graduation are to start a small business. He would also like to travel and help people. At the Branch Area Careers Center, Riley is a member of Business Professionals of America (BPA). He competed and won second place in the Digital Office Systems category at BPA Locals and Regionals. He will be competing in the Michigan State BPA Leadership Conference in March. In his spare time, Riley enjoys making music and working on various projects. Riley is the son of Brooke VanderPuyl and Israel VanderPuyl.