March 27, 2024

Event Will Link Students to Dozens of Employers in Need of Skilled Workers

More than 60 businesses, labor unions and organizations will seek to solve their workforce shortages by recruiting high school students on the Career & Technical Education Center – Albany Campus on March 27.

Entities ranging from Eastern Heating and Cooling Inc., Milton CAT, Lia Auto Group and Local 7 Plumbers and Steamfitters to the New York State Police, North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters and Shaker Place Rehabilitation and Nursing Center will recruit high school seniors and juniors to help meet their current and future employment needs.

Hosted by Capital Region BOCES, the March 27 career fair helps students find jobs and opens their eyes to the variety of careers their Career and Technical School education is preparing them for.

The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Career and Technical Education Center – Albany Campus, 925B Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12205.

“We are always looking to add to our technical head count and working with Capital Region BOCES and other technical schools is crucial for our ability to do so,” said Milton CAT Senior Workforce Development Specialist Kathryn Ellmauer.

Brian Sano, Regional Director of National Grid, sounded a similar message earlier this school year.

“The partnership between National Grid and BOCES is incredibly important,” Sano said while visiting one of the three state-of-the-art Electrical Trades program laboratories BOCES operates. “We are developing green-collar jobs—even in our gas division, we are looking at a non-carbon gas system—and we need programs like this to ensure we have the workforce necessary to accomplish those goals,” he said.

Organizations currently registered to attend the event include:

  • AAA Northway
  • Adirondack Cabling Inc
  • AJ Sign Co.
  • Anderson Equipment
  • ANS Advanced Network Services LLC
  • BBL Companies
  • Bellevue Builders Supply
  • Bette & Cring Construction Group
  • Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 2 NY/VT
  • Capitaland
  • Carey Electric
  • Casella Waste
  • Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA)
  • County Waste
  • Curtis Lumber Co.
  • Davies Office Refurbishing Inc.
  • DePaula Auto Group
  • Eastern Heating and Cooling Inc.
  • Eastern New York Laborers Training Center
  • Elderwood
  • Gallivan Corp. dba Applied Mulch & Soil
  • GenerationNext Propane Pros
  • Greno Industries
  • Kamco Supply New England
  • Kenworth Northeast Group
  • Kingsway Community
  • Kinsley Power Systems
  • Latham, The Pool Company
  • Lia Auto Group
  • Living Resources
  • Local 7 Plumbers and Steamfitters
  • Main-Care Energy
  • Martin Electric
  • Milton CAT
  • Mohawk Auto Group
  • National Grid
  • New York State Canal Corp.
  • New York State Police
  • North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Local 291
  • New York State Department of Transportation Fleet Administration Region 1
  • New York State Department of Transportation QA 3 Recruitment
  • New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
  • New York State Thruway Authority
  • Owens Corning
  • P1 Manufacturing
  • Piedmont Airline
  • Porsche Clifton Park
  • Pride Commercial Appliance Service
  • PVA
  • Robert H. Finke & Sons Inc.
  • Ross Valve Manufacturing Company, Inc.
  • Sanders Fire and Safety
  • Shaker Place Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
  • SM Gallivan LLC
  • Spectrum / Charter Communications
  • STS Steel, Inc.
  • TCI NY
  • Tri-City Highway Products Inc./ Lancaster Development Inc.
  • Tri-City JATC
  • Union College
  • United States Postal Service (USPS)
  • ValleyCats
  • Whitbeck Construction Co.