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Latest News from the Career and Technical Center

Grad profile: 'CTE teaches you the skills you need and doesn't waste your time'

Cohoes graduate will attend Hudson Valley Community College in the fall


LoganName: Logan Christensen

Home district: Cohoes

CTE program: Electrical Trades

For 2017 graduate Logan Christensen, attending the electrical trades program at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) was a means to an end.

With a goal of becoming a lineman for National Grid or a turbine repairer for General Electric, Christensen knew what he had to learn about — electricity — and how to do that — attend CTE.

"Going to CTE helped me find and solidify my career choices," said Christensen.

While at CTE, he learned electrical theory and fundamental electrical skills through classroom instruction and hands-on shop lessons. Christensen and his classmates also learned how to become successful residential, commercial and industrial wiring professionals.

Christensen is one of about a dozen 2017 CTE electrical trades students who will attend Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in the fall to build on their electrical trades skills and further their career plans.

"I like CTE because it is very hands-on and the teachers don't teach you things that you don't need to know," he said. "You are in class to learn what you need to learn to have a good career. Your time isn't wasted learning things that you will never use outside of school."

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


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