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Career & Technical Education students at Jefferson-Lewis BOCES had the opportunity to network and learn about different career options as part of Career & Recruitment Day events during the month of March at both the Bohlen and Sackett Technical Centers. Over one hundred businesses attended to meet with high school juniors and seniors attending CTE programs.

Held March 12 at the Bohlen Technical Center in Watertown and March 21 at the Sackett Technical Center in Glenfield, the Career & Recruitment Days were well received by both students and businesses who attended. 

“It has helped a lot in terms of better preparing me for the future,” says Matthew Cooke, a junior Welding student from General Brown. “One of the people I spoke with said if they could, they would have hired me on the spot.”

While careers post high and secondary education were one goal, many students simply saw summer job opportunities, which was the case for the booth hosted by Becky Humiston, Park Supervisor II for Southwick Beach State Park, a BOCES CTE graduate herself from the Class of 2000. She attended the Bohlen Technical Center event.

“We came here today to recruit seasonal and part time employees. It turned out real well.”

Over at the Sackett Center, OTIS Technologies attended Career & Recruitment Day and used it as an opportunity to promote their business to perspective employees.

“We like to be involved in the community and let kids know we have lots of areas open within our company and to let them know they can transfer the skills they’ve learned here to work for us,” said Trisha Seymour, Director of HR, OTIS Tec.

Click on the videos below to hear from students and businesses who attended the Career & Recruitment Days.