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News from the Career and Technical Center

National Grid donation 'electrifies' Career and Tech educational opportunities

Truck donation

Students will be trucking into a new chapter of learning 


Students at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) will be “trucking” into an even better education thanks to the generosity of National Grid.

The utility recently donated a box truck to CTE for use in a multitude of programs.

The 2007 truck has only 24,020 miles on it and will be used to bring equipment for various programs to different destinations and allow students to ply their trades or market their creations.

For example, culinary students may bring their creations and sell them at other BOCES properties or floral design students may bring their bouquets and other items to another location to sell. Or, students in the welding, electrical trades or heating/ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration programs could bring their equipment to another location to repair existing items or create new pieces.

Capital Region BOCES CTE Assistant Director for Curriculum and Instruction Denise Pallozzi said the truck will also be outfitted with flat screen TVs that could show CTE student videos at job fairs and other locations.

“Through the generosity of National Grid, our students will be able to market their skills to a world of new locations,” Pallozzi said. “At the same time, we will be able to spread the word about the CTE education and how it is preparing students for the global workplace.”


In the above photo, National Grid's Jeffrey Ricciardi and Larry Reisigl pose in front of the truck with CTE administrators Denise Capece, Denise Pallozzi, Joe Duffy and Charles Paravella.




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