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Career & Technical School News

Owens Corning is the latest employer to tour Capital Region BOCES CTE

Area reps talk with faculty, administrators, students


Santore and DayYet another area employer turned to Capital Region BOCES in the never-ending search for skilled labor.

Fresh on the heels of the recent Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) Career Fair that drew dozens of employers to Schoharie, four representatives of the Owens Corning operation in Feura Bush toured the Albany CTE campus to learn more about the programs offered and how the skills taught match with the skills needed in the company's employees.

"Like everyone, Owens Corning needs employees — skilled labor," said James Haas, work-based learning coordinator for Capital Region BOCES that led the Owens officials on the two-hour tour.

During the tour, Matt Cushing, David Santore, David Williams and Caelin Middleman spoke with faculty and students and even shared some of their own expertise with the students.

For example, Santore showed electrical student Brian Day of Bethlehem how to improve a circuit layout and Cushing, Williams and Santore spoke to HVAC/R student Ben Grant of Guilderland about the pros and cons of HVAC/R and electrical training when it comes to seeking
employment at Owens Corning.

"It was a very productive meeting. I am hopeful we can work together in the future," said Haas. 

In the top photo, CTE student Brian Day tries an electrical technique shown to him by Owens Corning electrical David Santore.

In the second photo, Matt Cushing and Santore talk to HVAC/R student Ben Grant from Guilderland.

Below, Owens Corning representatives talk to students in the HVAC/R classroom.

Owens Corning reps talk to students in the HVAC/R classroom.


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