State Sen. Rob Ortt presented a ceremonial check to Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services Thursday in the amount of $50,000. Ortt secured the funding as part of the 2015-16 state budget. The Niagara Career and Technical Education Center will be using the state funds for new computers, state-of-the art equipment, and to upgrade the technology for the career and technical education programs and the Adult Education Workforce Training programs.
Orleans/Niagara BOCES partners with school districts to provide students and adults with hands-on educational experiences, preparing them for career opportunities in competitive fields. Orleans/Niagara BOCES serves 13 school districts: Albion, Barker, Lewiston-Porter, Lockport, Lyndonville, Medina, Newfane, Niagara Falls, Niagara-Wheatfield, North Tonawanda, Royalton-Hartland, Starpoint and Wilson.
Pictured, from left: BOCES senior Michael Stachowski (Niagara Falls Central School District), BOCES senior Nate Burgin (North Tonawanda CSD), BOCES Board of Education member Becky Albright (representing Wilson CSD), BOCES Board of Education member Ed Grabowski (representing Medina CSD), Ortt, BOCES Automotive Technology instructor Jasper Adams and BOCES Board of Education member James Little (representing Newfane CSD).