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Greater Oswego Business Committee To Meet March 18

Thank you to Garrette Weiss and Marla Berlin from Citi (formally BOCES) for attending last month’s Greater Oswego Business Committee meeting and presenting to the group about the history, origin and services offered at the Mexico Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), currently rebranded as The Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation (CiTi).

The topics included Adult, Exceptional, Alternative, and Career and Technical Education(CTE).

The focus of the presentation was on the services offered to students via CTE and how those services benefit both the students and local communities, as a whole.

A general overview of a typical CTE class was provided including the student population, local district participation, benefits of the training offered and what a typical day looks and feels like for the average CTE student.

In addition, the audience was provided information on articulation agreements, academic credit, scholarships, internships and industry assessment participation.

The presentation ended with a request of community participation in the following areas; advisory committee members, guest speakers, mentors, industry assessment judges, field trip opportunities and community projects.

As a result, Pathfinder Bank and several local business members have made contact offering to assist in participating in the aforementioned requests.

Please join us for our next meeting: Wednesday, March 18 at 8 a.m. in the chamber office.

Guest speaker: Amy Birdsell, director of planning and zoning for the city of Oswego.

If you plan on attending please email Danielle Hayden at [email protected]