Recently several classes from the BOCES Orleans and Niagara Career and Technical Education Centers took part in Construction Career Days in Lakeview, N.Y., which exposed high school students and adults to diverse careers in the industry. Students in Building Trades and the Conservation programs spent the day learning about career options and talking to experts in the field. "The construction industry is facing severe shortages of skilled workers," says Building Trades teacher Anthony Molinaro. "This day was designed to educate our youth about a professional industry that care about them and their future."
Shown are, back row, Matthew Vershowsky (Niagara-Wheatfield), Travis Woods (North Tonawanda), Justin Orzetti (Niagara-Wheatfield), Steven Sembert (Niagara-Wheatfield), Frank Sawma (Niagara-Wheatfield), Carlton Cook-McKee (Barker) and Brian Alt (Barker). Front row: Renee Printup (teacher aide Building Trades), Austin Koch (Niagara-Wheatfield), Zachary Parlier (Newfane), Christopher Labushesky (North Tonawanda), Nash Farrow (North Tonawanda), Paul Dewey (teacher), Michael Hils (Niagara-Wheatfield) and Vicenzo Quigliano (Niagara-Wheatfield).