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Meet the BCHS students who are training for in-demand careers

Filed in BCHS, District by on January 9, 2018

At the January 3 Board of Education meeting, High School Principal Dave Doemel highlighted many of the Bethlehem students who are discovering how to fast track career training as part BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) program.

Doemel described these students and the CTE program as Bethlehem’s best kept secret, showcasing them as among some of the most creative and talented students in the school.

“During my time here, I have seen students’ self-confidence and love of learning explode due to their involvement in this program,” said Doemel.

Currently, there are 40 BC juniors and seniors attending BOCES CTE studying in programs such as culinary arts, building trades, auto, health care, and HVAC to name a few.

Doemel also noted that students with a concentration in CTE are nearly 15% more likely to graduate High School than the national average with students entering college better prepared, or jumping directly to the job market with the skills they need to succeed.

Highlighting local entrepreneur and CTE graduate Dan Casey, a co-owner of Perfect Blend and Twisted Vine in the Four Corners, Doemel stressed the importance of these careers and how they are essential to building a strong and vibrant community.

So what does a career in tech student look like? That’s an easy question. They look us. They look like dreamers, innovators, and challenge seekers. See for yourself!

Thanks to these students for their participation:

  • Will Gross (Culinary)
  • Robert Mulder-Johnson (Culinary)
  • Lindsay McCabe (Fashion Design)
  • Molly Mullaly (Fashion Design)
  • John Biers (Autobody)
  • Anna Clarke (Criminal Justice)
  • Trevor Conrad (Diesel Tech)