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During School Board Recognition Month this October, we would like to thank the members of the Herkimer BOCES Board of Education for their service and all that they do for BOCES and our students! Thank you to: Daniel LaLonde, Thomas Shypski, Jack Bono, Ronald Loiacono, Janine Lynch, William Miller, James Schmid, Michelle Szarek, Linda Tharp and Daniel Voce!
STC helps students in Herkimer BOCES region participate in
7th Grade Construction Career Day at Madison Oneida BOCES

June 1, 2017




Central Valley seventh-graders bending pipes
Central Valley seventh-graders, from left, Ava Judd, Trevor Holden and Troy Kelly attempt to bend pipes to a 90-degree angle during Seventh Grade Construction Career Day on Thursday, June 1, at Madison-Oneida BOCES. The event was put on by a partnership among Madison-Oneida BOCES, Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES School To Careers program. For more photos, visit www.facebook.com/HerkimerBOCES.



VERONA – Central Valley seventh-grader Trevor Holden, 13, spent his school day on Thursday, June 1, trying out welding, bending pipes, strapping into tree-cutting equipment and much more.

He was just one of more than 300 middle-school students from 18 school districts to attend Seventh Grade Construction Career Day at Madison-Oneida BOCES with presentations and hands-on activities provided by local construction industry professionals.

“It’s cool because it’s not like them just talking,” Trevor said. “You actually get to do what they do for their jobs.”

The Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES School To Careers program helps students in Herkimer BOCES component school districts attend the third annual Seventh Grade Construction Career Day. The event is a collaboration among Herkimer BOCES, Madison-Oneida BOCES and Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES. Each of the three BOCES has now hosted the event once.

Herkimer BOCES School To Careers Director Dr. Christopher Groves, whose Ph.D. has a focus on rural education, spoke about the event’s impact.

“This marks the third annual Seventh Grade Construction Career Day and continues to support a regional response model,” Groves said. “This ongoing collaborative partnership with the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES School To Careers program, Madison-Oneida BOCES and Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES has been invaluable to our Greater Mohawk Valley in providing exceptional opportunities for students. I am pleased to see these efforts continue and the larger region supporting the idea of not letting our regional borders constrict our students from opportunities. I think today, as in past years, provides our students the opportunity to connect with the construction field at large. Students are able to see demonstrations, have Q&A sessions and participate in hands-on, engaging actives. If it weren’t for our business and industry partnerships, this event couldn’t have been so successful, year after year. The event model follows a previous design initiated a few years ago by Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and further developed by the STC program at Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES. I would like to acknowledge the hard work of this committee and the regional leadership displayed by the Madison-Oneida BOCES.”

Exploring ‘options’

Tom McHale, organizer for Laborers Local 35 out of Utica, was one of the many local professionals who visited with students at the event.

“I think it’s a great opportunity for kids to see different kinds of fields they can go into,” McHale said. “I think it’s great to introduce it to the kids early, and they can see if it’s something they’re interested in.”

It’s also important to let students know that not all jobs require a four-year degree, McHale said.

“College isn’t for everybody,” he said.

Even if students go for a four-year degree in a field such as architecture, it’s often still good to have some hands on experience as well, McHale said.

Trevor, who is interested in going into welding or paving, said hearing from professionals from so many parts of the construction industry allowed students to see how everything comes together – such as who works below the street and on the street’s surface and on different parts of a building.

“It’s interesting,” he said. “They work together too sometimes.”

Central Valley seventh-grader Ivy King, 12, said she had fun trying out the hands-on activities students were able to do, and she is interested in a potential career in the construction industry.

“It’s my backup,” she said. “It gives me options for my future.”

Little Falls seventh-grader Noah Nichols, 13, described the event as “great,” “awesome” and a “good experience.” He wants to become an underwater welder and learned some lessons about welding during the event, he said.

“Be careful, and don’t look at the light,” he said.

Students having fun

Mount Markham seventh-grader Ericson Lien, 13, said he might be interested in becoming an electrician, and he thought the event and talking with local professionals was “cool.”

“I like how they explained it and how it was fun and there was hands-on stuff,” he said.

Central Valley seventh-grader Troy Kelly, 12, also enjoyed visiting the various exhibitors.

“I thought they were pretty cool because you got to do a lot of hands-on stuff,” he said.

Little Falls seventh-grader Jeremy Colvin, 13, said he had fun as well.

“It’s awesome to see all the machines and how they work and how to use them,” he said.

Central Valley seventh-grader Lium Holden, 12, said the event was “cool,” and he particularly enjoyed the welding area.

“How we got to use the welder and put on all the gear,” he said.

Central Valley seventh-grader Ava Judd, 12, said Seventh Grade Construction Career Day was a good chance to learn about what you like because there are a lot of job types in one place.

“I think it’s pretty fun,” she said.

Mount Markham seventh-grader Kirsty Dowd, 12, said she enjoyed the event.

“I like how it was all hands-on work,” she said.

Kirsty learned a lot from visiting with the local professionals about what it takes to get jobs in the construction industry, she said.

“You have to have a lot of experience to do this,” she said.



Central Valley student talks to local professional about laser grader
Central Valley seventh-grader Trevor Holden (left) listens to Tom McHale, organizer for Laborers Local 35 out of Utica, during Seventh Grade Construction Career Day on Thursday, June 1, at Madison-Oneida BOCES. The event was put on by a partnership among Madison-Oneida BOCES, Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES School To Careers program. For more photos, visit www.facebook.com/HerkimerBOCES.


Little Falls seventh-grader working on cement blocks
Little Falls seventh-grader Jeremy Colvin works on cement blocks during Seventh Grade Construction Career Day on Thursday, June 1, at Madison-Oneida BOCES. The event was put on by a partnership among Madison-Oneida BOCES, Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES School To Careers program. For more photos, visit www.facebook.com/HerkimerBOCES.


Mount Markham seventh-grader puts on slate roofing
Mount Markham seventh-grader Ericson Lien puts on slate roofing during Seventh Grade Construction Career Day on Thursday, June 1, at Madison-Oneida BOCES. The event was put on by a partnership among Madison-Oneida BOCES, Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES School To Careers program. For more photos, visit www.facebook.com/HerkimerBOCES.


Central Valley seventh-grader bending a pipe
Central Valley seventh-grader Lium Holden attempts to bend a pipe to a 90-degree angle during Seventh Grade Construction Career Day on Thursday, June 1, at Madison-Oneida BOCES. The event was put on by a partnership among Madison-Oneida BOCES, Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES School To Careers program. For more photos, visit www.facebook.com/HerkimerBOCES.



Central Valley seventh-grader holding a pipe she bent
Central Valley seventh-grader Ivy King holds a pipe she bent to a 90-degree angle during Seventh Grade Construction Career Day on Thursday, June 1, at Madison-Oneida BOCES. The event was put on by a partnership among Madison-Oneida BOCES, Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES School To Careers program. For more photos, visit www.facebook.com/HerkimerBOCES.


Mount Markham seventh-graders using a welding simulator
Mount Markham seventh-graders try out a welding simulator at Seventh Grade Construction Career Day on Thursday, June 1, at Madison-Oneida BOCES. The event was put on by a partnership among Madison-Oneida BOCES, Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES School To Careers program. For more photos, visit www.facebook.com/HerkimerBOCES.


Central Valley students learning about using a laser grader
Tom McHale, organizer for Laborers Local 35 out of Utica, talks to Central Valley seventh-graders about how to use a grade laser during Seventh Grade Construction Career Day on Thursday, June 1, at Madison-Oneida BOCES. The event was put on by a partnership among Madison-Oneida BOCES, Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES School To Careers program. For more photos, visit www.facebook.com/HerkimerBOCES.


Mount Markham seventh-graders learn about putting in slate roofing
Mount Markham seventh-graders learn about how to put in slate roofing during Seventh Grade Construction Career Day on Thursday, June 1, at Madison-Oneida BOCES. The event was put on by a partnership among Madison-Oneida BOCES, Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES School To Careers program. For more photos, visit www.facebook.com/HerkimerBOCES.


Little Falls students learn about bending metal piping
Little Falls seventh-graders learn about how to bend a long piece of piping during Seventh Grade Construction Career Day on Thursday, June 1, at Madison-Oneida BOCES. The event was put on by a partnership among Madison-Oneida BOCES, Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES School To Careers program. For more photos, visit www.facebook.com/HerkimerBOCES.






 
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