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OHM BOCES School & Business Alliance to Hold 18th Annual Breakfast Celebration

Area students will have an opportunity to network with local business and industry leaders to learn more about their career interests at the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES School and Business Alliance’s 18th annual breakfast on Dec. 7, 2018.


The program will be held it the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES in The Howard D. Mettelman Learning Center on Middle Settlement Road in New Hartford, N.Y., beginning at 8:45 a.m.    


Approximately 240 members of the business community and students from OHM BOCES, Clinton, Holland Patent, New York Mills, Oriskany, Remsen, Utica, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, Waterville, Westmoreland and Whitesboro will attend the event. Students will have an opportunity to network with representatives from 33 different career sectors during the breakfast prepared by the Culinary Arts students of the Career and Technical Education Center.


The program features master of ceremonies, David Peterson, Central New York Innovation Center. The guest speaker is Sheriff Robert M. Maciol, Oneida County Sheriff’s Department.


Local business and industry partners will be honored during the breakfast. Those include: News Director Jeremy Ryan, WKTV News Channel 2 and Senior HR Manager Donna Prentice, TECT Power will each receive a Made a Difference Company Award. Professor Alexander Piejko, MVCC will receive the Made a Difference Individual Award. The Shining Star Award for a company will be awarded to Dr. Evan Sandler DVM and Dr. Heather Sandler DVM, CNY Veterinary Medical Services.


“The School and Business Alliance partnerships with CNY business, labor, community agencies, school districts and regional colleges enlighten students to 21st Century professional skills, emerging workforce needs and civic responsibilities,” said Susan B. Carlson, director of the School and Business Alliance. “These partnerships are designed to provide K-12 career development experiences that will empower students to successfully transition into post-secondary studies and career pathways.”