National Grid put a charge in electrical students learning at Capital Region BOCES

More than two dozen Capital Region BOCES Electrical Trades students toured the National Grid substation this week, learning how the station works and supports the regional electrical grid.

Students in Curtis Van Steele’s program on the Career & Technical Education Center – Schoharie Campus received an in-depth tour of the substation led by representatives of the major power supplier.

“It’s really informative. I like everything they showed and told us hope to one day work for National Grid,” said Donavin Wood, a junior in the program from Schalmont.

October is National Careers in Construction Month and throughout the month Capital Region BOCES is highlighting its seven Career & Technical Education programs that prepare students for careers in the trade. BOCES is also highlighting opportunities within the industry – such as careers at BOCES partner National Grid.

“We appreciate National Grid’s willingness to work with our students and their desire to provide educational and career opportunities to them,” said Nancy Liddle, BOCES Managing Program Coordinator – Business and Community Partnerships.

National Grid is among 300 businesses, educational institutions, professional organizations and unions that Career & Technical School partners with to provide educational and career opportunities for students.

For information on how to become a business partner or how to host students for work-based learning, contact Liddle at 518-862-4823 or or go to