Getting ‘Straight’ to the point of an education

“BOCES has given me motivation to do better in school because BOCES is a privilege to attend.”

That endorsement of Capital Region BOCES was offered recently by Duanesburg High School senior Landon Straight as he wired a tiny house at the Career and Technical Education Center – Schoharie Campus.

The second-year student said he initially planned to pursue a career in law enforcement but was encouraged by his father to study something in the skilled trades.

“My father, who works in the skilled trades, told me to pursue a trade because no matter what happens in life, you will have a trade to fall back on,” he said. “And he is right.”

Now the scholar plans to take the skills he learned at BOCES into the military.
“I plan to enter the military and work in electrical for them and build my skills even more,” he said.

Straight said his time at Capital Region BOCES has been rewarding.

“Having all of the skills I have learned here is giving me a head start on life,” he said. “I can apply these skills to whatever I pursue.”

Located on the Albany and Schoharie Career & Technical Education Center campuses, the Electrical Trades program teaches students the fundamental skills in electrical theory through classroom instruction and hands-on shop lessons. Through this training they can become successful residential, commercial and industrial wiring professionals.

For more information on the Electrical Trades program, visit .