October is National Careers in Construction Month and we are highlighting our construction industry training programs and the benefits they provide to area teens and adult learners. We will also highlight our partnerships with area businesses that make these programs possible, successful and a major pipeline for workers into the regional construction workforce.
Hands-On, Real-World Education Paves The Way To A Great Career
From electrical trades and heavy equipment to construction, carpentry and HVAC/R, our students are building bright futures on a solid foundation of business support.
Careers in Construction Month Events
Throughout October, students will have the chance to participate with a host of learning and training opportunities themed to Careers in Construction Month courtesy of our many business and industry partners. These include:
- Oct. 1 — Tours for students of the new Career and Technical School and Special Education school construction site guided by experts from BBL.
- Oct. 6 — Presentation by the owner of Martin Electric to students on the Albany Campus.
- Oct. 6 — Tour of the National Grid substation in Albany for Electrical Trades students on the Albany Campus.
- Oct. 7 — Tour of the National Grid substation in Schoharie for Electrical Trades students on the Schoharie Campus.
- Oct. 7 — Presentation by Spectrum to students on the Albany Campus.
- Oct. 14 — Dig Safely New York certification class for Schoharie seniors.
- Oct. 15 — Careers in Construction Month Build Your Future event with business partners on the Schoharie Campus. Presentations, heavy equipment, and other equipment on hand for students to learn with and explore. Among the business partners on hand will be Anderson Equipment, Bricklayers & Allied Crafters Union Local 2, Callanan Industries, Carver Companies , D.A. Collins, Finke Equipment, Kamco Supply of New England, Laborers Local 157 Union, Lancaster Development/TCHP, Martin Electric, Milton CAT, Monroe Tractor, National Grid, New York State Department of Transportation, North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, TCI Inc., United Ag & Turf, SUNY Cobleskill and the International Union of Operating Engineers 158.
- Oct. 18 — Presentation by Kari-Out to the students at Center for Advanced Technology
- Oct. 19 — Crisafulli Brothers presentation to HVAC/R students on the Albany Campus.
- Oct. 20 — Trip to Detroit Diesel facilities for Diesel Tech students on the Albany Campus.
- Oct. 21 — Dig Safely New York certification class for Albany seniors.
- Oct. 26 — SUNY Cobleskill Outreach Hydraulic Workforce Development Training for students on the Albany Campus.
- Oct. 27 — Presentation by the owner of Martin Electric to students on the Schoharie Campus.
- Oct. 27 — SUNY Cobleskill Outreach Hydraulic Workforce Development Training for students on the Schoharie Campus.
- Oct. 28 — Presentation by the Lineman Institute to Electrical Trades students on the Albany and Schoharie campuses.
Students will also tour the construction site for a new Career & Technical School being built to replace the nearly 50-year-old complex at 1015 Watervliet-Shaker Road. The new building will be outfitted with modern labs and learning spaces to train students and adults for current and future industry needs. Construction remains on track for a September 2022 opening at 925 Watervliet-Shaker Road.
Construction Business Partners
Nearly 90 area businesses and institutions regularly collaborate with Capital Region BOCES, including Associated General Contractors New York State, BBL Construction Services, Carey Electric Inc., Collett Mechanical Inc., McD Metals, LLC, Parker & Hammond Construction, LLC and Stone Bridge Iron & Steel, Inc.
Thanks to their generous support a commercial will air on News Channel 13/WNYT weekday mornings/afternoons and Saturday throughout the month of October. Watch the commercial below!
“These partnerships are critical because they allow us to stay on top of what is going on in the industry,” said Capital Region BOCES Senior Executive Officer Joseph P. Dragone, Ph.D. “They also help to place students in good jobs that help grow the regional economy and overcome national unemployment trends.”
Build Your Future
Capital Region BOCES signed a pledge with Build Your Future to spread the word about the wide range of construction career paths while promoting positive perceptions of construction. We also filed a proclamation with New York state to enlist the governor’s help in commemorating October as Careers in Construction Month.
Build Your Future also offers craft training scholarships for students interested in the construction industry. Learn more about the scholarships offered.