Students get opportunity to network with business leaders

Published Dec 1, 2017 at 4:00pm

Students from several area districts including Clinton, Holland Patent, Oriskany and Westmoreland plus others will have a chance to network with business and industry leaders at a BOCES business alliance program Friday.

The Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES School and Business Alliance’s 17th annual breakfast program was held today at the OHM BOCES Learning Center, Middle Settlement Road in New Hartford.

Attending will be about 240 members of the business community and students from OHM BOCES, Clinton, Holland Patent, New York Mills, Oriskany, Remsen, Utica, Waterville, Westmoreland and Whitesboro. Students will be able to network with representatives from 38 career sectors, said BOCES. Local business and industry partners also will be honored with awards.

“For 25 years, the School and Business Alliance has promoted partnerships with business enterprises, labor, community agencies, component school districts and regional colleges that forecast emerging workforce needs and enlighten students to 21st century professional skills and citizen responsibilities,” said Susan B. Carlson, director of the School and Business Alliance. “We also provide career development experiences that connect students with industry professionals and empower students to successfully transition into post-secondary studies and career pathways....”