April 1, 2019 – Ticonderoga, NY. The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance has recently partnered with the school counselors at Ticonderoga High School on a new program to promote careers in the trades to young Ticonderoga residents. The program consists of a new brochure entitled Quick Reference Guide to Trade Education Programs, and a summer intern program to connect students interested in the trades with employers in our area.
The new Quick Reference Guide is designed to help counselors, students, and parents sort out all the training options available and figure out how to connect with them. It outlines the training available to high school juniors and seniors through BOCES/CV-TEC, and which trades are taught at which regional schools at the college-level. The brochure made its debut at the Ticonderoga Career Fair on March 27.
Ticonderoga school counselor Eric Heckman said, “Our partnership with the Ti-Alliance has been nothing but positive. With their help, we’ve been able to deploy this Quick Reference Guide in a very short time. Now we have all of the important information on one page to help our students pursue careers in the trades. As school counselors, we are very excited to have this invaluable additional resource. We look forward to continued collaborations with Ti-Alliance. “
The new brochure is available for students and parents to pick up in the guidance department or the town hall. It is also available to reprint for other communities in our area.
The next phase of the program is connecting upcoming high school seniors and recent graduates with local contractors, plumbers, electricians, restaurants, and other trade jobs for 8-week summer internships. Students will work side by side with full-time workers for a hands-on learning experience. Local businesses interested in hosting a summer intern can contact Donna Wotton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students interested in interning this summer can contact their guidance counselor at Ti-High.
“We are focused on building a stronger skilled workforce for the Ticonderoga Area. Getting our young people connected to training in occupations where they can live and work right here is essential. Whether they enroll in BOCES/CV-TEC at the high school level, or go on to Associates Degrees and certifications at the college level, there are jobs waiting for them right here in our community.”, said Donna Wotton, Executive Director of Ti-Alliance.