SCHOHARIE – Faculty at the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical Education Center – Schoharie Campus are collaborating to create a real-world scenario for students in a pair of skilled trades programs.
Students in the Electrical Trades and Building Trades programs are hard at work constructing a section of a room, complete with light fixtures, roof, windows and door.
The project in the Building Trades lab on the campus is creating a temporary divider between the laboratory and classroom that has the appearance of a section of a house.
Building Trades Teacher Matt Hitchcock said the project is a great experience for the students.
“They are learning siding, tiling, door framing, various roofing techniques and collaborating with students in the electrical trades program,” he said.
Schoharie High School senior Adrian Lindemann was designated foreman of the electrical work on the job site and like many small businessman, that is a working role, not only overseeing employees and their work, but also performing tasks.
“I like it a lot. It’s giving me real world experience in a lot of areas and I am learning how to manage people and resources,” said the aspiring union electrician.