Community & Business
Education Enrichment Programs
We need to work together to create pathways and experiences that connect our students to careers
When Local Employers Take Leadership - Students WIN!
Students from the DCMO BOCES Career & Technical Education Program benefited from a new educational partnership. On March 8, 2017, ACCO Brands Corporation, one of the world's largest suppliers of branded school, office and consumer products and print finishing solutions in Sidney NY opened their doors to welcome our CTE students. The career exploration and work readiness orientation event benefited almost 50 students who enjoyed a facility tour and presentations delivered by the leadership team at ACCO Brands. We thank ACCO Brands for their support and welcome other local employers to take an active role in preparing the workforce of the future.
The 2017 Regional Spelling Bee
On March 4, 2017, Melodie Loya, a sixth grade student from the Sidney LEAH school took the regional championship. Twenty one students competed this year with amazing skills. Melodie will be representing our region at the 2017 SCRIPPS National Spelling Bee Competition in Washington, D.C. This event is possible thanks to a collaboration between DCMO and ONC BOCES. The event is funded by the Daily Star, a long time supporter of this initiative. The competition is hosted at the Goodrich Theater at SUNY Oneonta thanks to the support of the Office of the President. Congratulations to Melodie. We wish her good luck at the national competition. (For more information on supporting the spelling bee program please click here.)
For fourteen year in a row, NBT Mang is leading the support of the 2017 Scholar Recognition Banquet to be held in May of 2017. The event celebrates the achievement of seniors from 35 schools in the region and also the support of their mentors and the educators who impacted their lives. NBT Mang will be joined by many other school table sponsors. The 2017 sponsors include, BCA Architects, BCK-IBI Group, Chobani, Community Bank, Hartwick College, Karl W. Reynard, Inc, Kenyon Insurance Agency, Leonard Bus Sales, Mirabito Fuel, Morrisville State College, NBT Bank, NYCM Insurance, Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, Raymond Corporation, Robert O. Mable Agency, Inc, SFCU, Skinner & Damulis, Sportsfield Specialties
Springbrook, SUNY Delhi, and Wells Fargo Advisors.
Miranda Niles, a senior at DCMO BOCES Chenango VISCOM Program supported Rogers Conservation with the development of a publication to promote their Summer Adventure Camps.
Opportunities like this provide both the students and the hosting organization opportunities and benefits.
Chris Hayes, a real estate and retail business expert was among those recruited to judge at the Skills USA Entrepreneur Competition in February. Three teams competed with a public presentation and also with a business plan entry.
Hayes commented that the experience was rewarding and that the student's poise, professionalism and commitment to the process was admirable.
Students from thirty five schools in the region have an opportunity to compete at the National Scripps Spelling Bee Competition thanks to a worthy initiative by Dan Swift, former publisher of The Oneonta Daily Star and the kind contributions and support from SUNY Oneonta. In 2002, The Daily Star joined the Scripps National Spelling Bee as the regional sponsor and leader. Swift had a vision to impact literacy enrichment in our region. His efforts resulted in a partnership with DCMO BOCES, ONC BOCES and SUNY Oneonta. The strategic alliance with all schools in the region served by The Oneonta Daily Star allows schools to hold a local competition and send the champions to a regional Spelling Bee. In 2017, the Daily Star established a community fund to gather financial support to fund the regional champion's trip to Washington, D.C. to compete at the national event.
Bradley Darling, a student attending our Conservation program was interested in diesel mechanics. Thanks to Rentals To Go, a business located in Norwich, NY, Bradley had the opportunity to work alongside with Talon Schoeder to apply welding and repair techniques.
Austin Delong (pictured on this photo with the Curtis Lumber team) was among the students who benefited from workbased learning experiences at Curtis Lumber. John Sullivan, another senior student had the opportunity to work with a wonderful team and receive evaluations that will help him prepare for the workforce.
CDC Custom Milwork in Norwich hosted a plant tour and welcome our Carpentry and Building Trades students to learn about their practices and the applications they use for the development of high end cabinets.