Capital Region BOCES Schoharie Campus construction project nears completion of Phase 1 work

New program ready to launch in September

Work is nearing competition on the first phase of the construction of an outbuilding that will allow the addition of a Welding and Metal Fabrication program on the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical Education Center – Schoharie Campus.

Students in Matt Millard’s Heavy Equipment Operation, Maintenance & Repair program got an inside look of the five-bay, 4,500-square-foot building on Feb. 26, checking out the wide-open bays, electrical outlets and more.

The garage will be used to store equipment and materials for the program when opened this spring.

Once the equipment is moved to the new garage, the existing storage space on the Schoharie Campus will be renovated into a classroom for the Welding and Metal Fabrication program. That work is part of a larger upgrade and renovation project on the Schoharie Campus that will include upgrades to the Automotive Trades Technology, Cosmetology and Culinary Arts and Hospitality Technology classrooms. All work is scheduled to be completed in time for the start of the 2024-25 school year.

“We are excited to see the final outcome and pleased that the project is moving along on schedule,” said Career and Technical Education Director Jeff Palmer.