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Grad profile: Even if undecided on the future, CTE offers you valuable skills 


Matthew Dominikoski isn't sure what he is going to do, but knows CTE will help ensure his success


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MatthewName: Matthew Dominikoski

Home District: Niskayuna

CTE Program:Building Trades

Even if you are not 100 percent what you will be doing in the future, Capital Region BOCES can give you an advantage in life.

2017 CTE graduate Matthew Dominikoski is a perfect example.

The building trades program graduate isn't quite sure whether his future lies in moving soil or moving lumber, but he knows that CTE has given him an edge.

"Going to CTE has given me skills that I can use in whichever industry I choose to pursue," Dominikoski said in the waning days of his high school career.

Dominikoski plans to attend college this fall, but as of the end of May he hadn't decided whether that will be Hudson Valley Community College for a degree in construction technology or SUNY Cobleskill to study landscape architecture. And just as he hadn't decided which college he wanted to attend, he likewise was undecided about which career he would pursue.

"I enjoy doing both," he said matter-of-factly.

Still, Dominikoski said the skills he learned at CTE in terms of tool handling, planning and related activities will prove to be invaluable.

"Learning how to read and write blueprints and figuring out how to build something was fun and it will be important no matter what I do," said Dominikoski.

For more profiles of 2017 Capital Region BOCES CTE graduates, click here.

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