Schoharie student attends union hiring event

Union opens doors and potential employment

DUANESBURG/SCHOHARIE – The aptitude and professionalism of Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical Education students once again gained the attention of area business, labor and government leaders after a delegation of students attended a union hiring event on Feb. 8.

The Construction/Heavy Equipment and Electrical Trades seniors and juniors sought information and employment at a recruiting event hosted by The Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 157 in Duanesburg

“From resumes to completing the application and the interview process in a professional manner, the CTE students from Capital Region BOCES were well prepared, professional, and eager,” said Josh Shaul, Business Manager/ Secretary Treasurer for the union. “I look forward to working alongside many of these BOCES students one day as they start their professional careers in the Laborers’ Local 157.”

Attending the event was Career & Technical Education student Jeremiah Taylor, a senior from Schoharie.

Students said they enjoyed the opportunity.

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 the 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.

Shaul said the Laborers partnership with BOCES “is invaluable.”

“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.”

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