They dig the snow

With more than a foot of snow on the ground, Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) School students in the heavy equipment program, including Schoharie High School’s Tyler Lawrence, literally dug into their learning earlier this month, clearing the Schoharie CTE campus.

Students in the two-year Heavy Equipment and Construction program at CTE learn the knowledge and skills to enter the construction field or pursue further education in college or technical school. They learn everything from equipment operation and maintenance to how to construct a building. The students can earn National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certifications, which are recognized nationwide by contractors and employers.

More than 40 students from Schoharie, Schenectady and Albany counties are enrolled in the program.

Tyler drives Bobcat loader

Tyler operates a Bobcat loader on the Schoharie CTE campus