Orange-Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education Center
Thanks Local Business Partners at Annual Partnership Breakfast
Industry partners were recognized for their support by administration and staff at the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education Center.
Near the end of each school year, the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) holds a breakfast to thank their work-based learning partners who have been instrumental in providing hands-on, real world work experiences for students in the various Career Academies at CTEC. The business partners enjoyed a delicious breakfast prepared by the staff and students in the Culinary Careers Academy. The purpose of the gathering was to thank the representatives from local businesses for providing exceptional opportunities for CTEC students to gain first-hand experience in their chosen career fields. These employers provided paid work experience, guest lectures, field trips and/or clinical work experiences for students. Also honored were members of the CTEC Advisory Council, a group of local business people who meet several times a year to assist the CTEC educators in reviewing and refining the CTEC Academy programs.
The Partnership Breakfast program was conducted by CTEC Director Jodie Yankanin and her staff. One of the highlights of the morning included Gabriella DeNatale, an Appearance Academy student from Marlboro High School, Rachel Piker, Culinary Careers Academy student from George F. Baker High School in Tuxedo and Jalisa Zayas, Security Careers Academy student from Middletown High School. These students spoke eloquently about how their educational experience at CTEC has positively impacted their future plans.
Another highlight of the morning was the special recognition of the Orange County Department of Public Works for their 25 years of support to the students in our Transportation Academy. Kevin Musial and Ric Sonzogni of the Orange County DPW were on hand at the breakfast to be thanked for sharing their expertise, equipment, and facilities with over 500 students since the inception of the partnership between CTEC and the OC DPW. Kevin Musial, DPW Director, has been responsible for CTEC's educational clinical scheduling at DPW for all of his 20 years of working there. Ric Sonzogni is the shop foreman and works directly with CTEC students on a day-to-day basis.
2012 Work-Based Learning Partners recognized at the CTEC Partnership Breakfast.
Animal Health Center
Claudia Jacob Designs
Crystal Run Healthcare
Elant at Goshen
Here’s Help Staffing & Recruiting
Honorable Lori Currier-Woods – O.C. Family Court
ML Hair Designs
Mohonk Mountain House
Monroe Dental Office
Orange County Chamber of Commerce
Orange County Partnership
Orange County Department of Public Works
School of Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts
2nd Aviation Detachment “Wings of West Point”