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Career & Technical School News

 CTE students use their skills to improve the Albany campus


Welding students are helping those in need of assistance

A student cuts metal

The Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School Albany Campus is in need of an accessibility update so administrators turned to the students for help.

The campus needs new handrails in some places and updated handrails in other spots so Principal Joe Duffy turned to experts in the area of metal to complete the task — the welding program.

Students under the watchful eye of teacher Jesse Novak are hard at work cutting, welding and installing 1,200 foot handrails on the campus this week to make it more accessible to those who need support while walking, as well as those who use wheel chairs and need assistance with the incline between campus buildings.

"It's the perfect opportunity for our students to get some work based learning experience in and solve an issue that other students face," said CTE Principal Joe Duffy.

The work will take about a week to complete.


Students work on a handrail in the walkway between two CTE buildingsIn the top photo, Parmanand Sahaman of Schenectady cuts the end of a soon-to-be-handrail on the Albany CTE campus.

To the right, students work on a handrail in the walkway between two CTE buildings.

Below, a student welds in a walkway.

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