Students at work
Preparation and practice for the future
Students share what they have learned
Students at the Center for Career Services wrapped up Career and Technical Education Month with a Skills Demonstration Day.
Throughout campus, students practiced what they have learned as a means to not only cement what they have mastered, but to practice for upcoming competitions and skills-based exams.
On Feb. 28 guests were invited to campus to observe students as they worked. Some students were practicing skills to prepare for the NOCTI exams. The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute delivers standardized tests for career and technical students. Other students were preparing for skills competitions this spring.
Among some of the work the students were doing were:
- Culinary Arts students made homemade pasta, pizza and prepared food for a breakfast the following morning
- Animal science students continued their work in training rats
- Students in Architecture and Interior Design presented their designs. Each design had specific requirements — students had to design a round house, which included special space for a donkey
- In Automotive Technology, students worked on electrical testing and checking fluid levels as well as a vehicle measuring activity, which is part of a hands-on industry exam
- Cosmetology students demonstrated the skills they will be tested on for the New York State Board exams, including roller placement and up-do’s
- Students in the Commercial Art class were busy with a project designing a new logo for a local company
- The electrical shop was abuzz as students worked on different wiring circuitry
- Construction and Plumbing students practiced their tiling skills, put up sheetrock and worked on remodeling a bathroom
- In Emergency Medical Services, students’ focus was on information they would need to know for an upcoming exam.
- Nursing students practiced taking blood pressure
- Sound Production students worked on individual projects while also working on specific tasks related to the industry, including microphone placement, field recording, gaffing, boom poling, cable wrapping and production
- The TV/Video Production students spent time going through an industry practical exam by interviewing a classmate in the studio, taking shots of the student in class and editing the two together
- Computer Information Systems and Medical Administrative Assistant students worked on a multi-step interview process
- Students in Law & Policing practiced their crime scene processing skills, which included sketching a room to scale and working in teams to tag evidence and record relevant data