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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!
Herkimer BOCES School To Careers program helps students meet potential employers at SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Manufacturing Expo
Nov. 3, 2016



VP-TECH students at Manufacturing Expo
Valley Pathways in Technology Early College High School students pose for a photo during the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Manufacturing Expo on Friday, Oct. 28, at the institute’s Utica Campus. Pictured in front, from left to right: VP-TECH students Zack Janis, Ryan Talarico and Kaleb Pohleven. In back: VP-TECH student Alex Gorantes.



During the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Manufacturing Expo on Friday, Oct. 28, Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES Pathways Academy at Remington student Jason Fox said he would like to work for one of the many local manufacturing companies at the event after graduating.

“It’s awesome,” Fox said of the expo.

That’s the type of connection the Herkimer BOCES School To Career programs has been working to create by being involved with the Manufacturing Expo. STC acts as a liaison to the event for Herkimer BOCES programs and component school districts by providing information and communications to all of the districts and handling the event registration for some of the districts.

“It’s our third year involved with it, and what I’ve seen is an increase in participation from our region,” STC Director Christopher Groves said. “I’d like to think that the influence of School To Careers might have helped to encourage more students to take advantage of that opportunity.”

The Manufacturing Expo at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Utica Campus featured exhibitors from about 40 manufacturing companies in the state, and students from schools in the Mohawk Valley region were able to walk around to visit with company officials, try out drones and robots, use welding simulators provided by the Herkimer BOCES Pathways Academy and take a tour of the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Utica Campus.

The Manufacturing Expo is a cornerstone in students’ growth – not only in manufacturing, but in introducing them to the career and educational opportunities ahead of them, Groves said. He believes it’s a positive that the setup of the Manufacturing Expo has shifted in recent years from including lectures to an emphasis on exhibitors and interactive elements.

“It’s gone to more hands-on, where students are actively participating in the demonstrations,” Groves said. “Students are asking more intelligent and robust questions, and they’re applying that knowledge to real-life experiences.”

Herkimer BOCES Pathways Academy teacher Courtney Lupi said students were having fun at the event and benefiting from it.

“They enjoy getting out of school and being able to talk to manufacturers, and hopefully they can make some connections,” Lupi said. “It’s good for them.”

The Valley Pathways in Technology Early College High School also participated in the Manufacturing Expo.
When VP-TECH students Zack Janis, Ryan Talarico, Kaleb Pohleven and Alex Gorantes were asked about the event, smiles crept across their faces, and they all said they were enjoying it. As the students started discussing the expo, Kaleb said the event is “pretty cool,” Alex added that it’s “interesting” and Zack said the drones were his favorite part.

The students also were intrigued that the companies have obvious connections to what they’re learning in VP-TECH, which students enter in ninth grade and complete with a Regents diploma, an associate degree in quality assurance from Herkimer College and a certification in advanced manufacturing.

Visiting with the companies at the Manufacturing Expo verifies the importance of what they’re learning in class, the VP-TECH students said.

“It feels like it’s going to be useful,” Ryan said, before Kaleb added to the thought.

“It feels like we’re talking to people we’re going to be working with someday,” Kaleb said.




Pathways Academy students and teacher at Manufacturing Expo
Pictured, from left to right: Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES Pathways Academy at Remington student Storm Baker, Pathways Academy teacher Courtney Lupi and Pathways Academy student Jason Fox at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Manufacturing Expo on Friday, Oct. 28, at the institute’s Utica Campus.


Pathways Academy and special programs students at Manufacturing Expo
Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES Pathways Academy at Remington and special programs students pose for a photo during the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Manufacturing Expo on Friday, Oct. 28, at the institute’s Utica Campus.


Pathways Academy and special programs students at Manufacturing Expo
Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES Pathways Academy at Remington and special programs students pose for a photo during the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Manufacturing Expo on Friday, Oct. 28, at the institute’s Utica Campus.


VP-TECH students at Manufacturing Expo
Valley Pathways in Technology Early College High School students pose for a photo during the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Manufacturing Expo on Friday, Oct. 28, at the institute’s Utica Campus.


Special programs students at Manufacturing Expo
Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES special programs students pose for a photo during the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Manufacturing Expo on Friday, Oct. 28, at the institute’s Utica Campus.


Welding simulators at Manufacturing Expo
Local students use welding simulators provided by the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES Pathways Academy at Remington during the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Manufacturing Expo on Friday, Oct. 28, at the institute’s Utica Campus.







 
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