Business Partnership Lands Senior Plum Post-Grad Job Offer

Though he’s only half-way through his senior year, Drew Wideman has been offered a job in his career of choice thanks connections fostered during his work-based learning placement. Since September, Wideman, a Manufacturing and Machining Technology student, has worked with Altamont Spray Welding doing mechanical work, repair and replacing parts. Like Altamont Spray Welding, a …

Blazing Trails In HVAC/R

Since she began working along with her dad at age 12, Adriana Holden has known she wanted a career in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R). Now, she is following in her father’s footsteps—and blazing trails—in what is a traditionally male-dominated trade. This Niskayuna junior is the only female student enrolled in our HVAC/R …

Grad Writes His Own Script

When 2019 Scotia-Glenville graduate Tyler Blackman entered our Entertainment Technology program he was an aspiring Hollywood director bent on creating the next The Lord of The Rings film series. After working on the musical Anastasia last fall at Proctors Theatre—where he was immersed in all aspects of the backstage production—he decided to rewrite his script. …

Teen Finds the Right Prescription for Her Future

During her time with our New Visions: Health Careers Program at Ellis Medicine, recent graduate Allison Norris accomplished something few others can claim: earning a perfect 4.0. Norris, an aspiring physician, is the first to earn the achievement in the college- and high school scholars’ course at Ellis Medicine in more than decade, said teacher …

Duo Cook Up State Wins, Forge Unique Bond

Two ProStart state culinary competition wins over two years—and the teamwork and preparation they involved—have created a unique bond for seniors Kathryn Manchester and Alexia Torres. The duo, who attend Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School from the Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District, will graduate this June as two-time state champs and among the best …

From Career Fair to Solid Career

Senior Mark Molesky earns kudos for his skills, lands HVAC/R job pre-graduation Mark Molesky first learned about Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) during a career fair at Schoharie High School. Four years later, Mark is set to graduate high school, already has a job in the industry and is considered one of the …

Future’s So Bright For These Twin Sisters

Twins Quinn and Sydney Rickard are headed for a bright future. The Schalmont Central School District juniors, who attend our Electrical Trades program, have set their collective sights on careers as union electricians. “It’s fun. I like working with my hands and working with electricity,” said Sydney. The Rickards are charting a non-traditional path for …

Designing a creative future

Kody Lieb, who aspires to a career in digital media and graphic design, is the first student in our Internet Application Design program to earn a prestigious Adobe certification. “This designation signifies an expertise that colleges often award credits for and makes job candidates more marketable,” said Internet Application Design Teacher Barb Gorbaty. To earn the …

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