Pursuing an in-demand career

3 male students work on diesel engine

News from the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School:

Diesel Technology students Bradley Herrgesell, Aiden Enders and Shawn Clark recently worked on a “big block” engine in the diesel lab at the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical Education (CTE) School in Albany.
The juniors from Niskayuna, Duanesburg and Schalmont respectively are all following in their families’ footsteps in pursuing a career repairing diesel engines. In doing so, the trio and the 40 other students from across the Capital Region enrolled in the program are preparing themselves for careers that are in high demand.

According to federal labor statistics, demand for diesel technicians is expected to jump nine percent during the next nine years.

The diesel tech program, like every program at Capital Region BOCES, benefits from strong industry partners that regularly donate equipment and advise faculty and administrators on the latest in technological advances in the industry. Just last year, Callanan Industries donated a cement truck to the program for students to work on.