Laborer’s union educates, recruits at Capital Region BOCES

Representatives of The Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 157 in Duanesburg met recently with students on the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education Center – Schoharie Campus, detailing job opportunities and recruiting the union’s future workforce.

Josh Shaul, John Drinon and Glenn MarikI spoke with students in the Heavy Equipment Operation, Maintenance & Repair program, as well as met individually with students from other programs, including the Automotive Trade Technology and Building Trades programs.

Shaul has repeatedly praised BOCES as providing a pipeline for future construction industry workers.

“We value the training and skills Capital Region BOCES CTE students learn and are proud to partner with Capital Region BOCES to address our workforce needs,” said Shaul, Business Manager/ Secretary Treasurer for The Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 157.

BOCES maintains relationships with more than 300 business, education and labor entities who work with students and educators, like the Laborer’s Union. These partners provide training, career-preparation events, work-based learning and internships that prepare Career & Technical Education students for careers that exist now and those that will exist in the future.

“BOCES appreciates the relationship we have developed and expanded with Local 157. Each year, their commitment to our students increases, allowing students to build fantastic futures,” said Nancy Liddle, Managing Program Coordinator – Business & Community Partnerships.