JET Program and Multi-Occ Awards Ceremony

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Students in the Job Employment Training (JET) program at Oswego County BOCES were awarded proficiency certificates in the different modules in which they were trained. Pictured front row, left to right: Amanda Morey (Central Square), Peter Graves (Central Square), Vanessa Foote (Central Square) and Jennie Mandel (Central Square). Back row, left to right: Kyle Stauring (Oswego), Anthony Lord (Sandy Creek), Travis Johnson (Phoenix), Allen Howard (Oswego), Stewart Lowe (Central Square), and Michael Metcalf (Pulaski). Metcalf was also named Iron Chef and honored for his outstanding effort.

Shameka Young received special honors for her perfect attendance for the entire year.Oswego County BOCES held their Multi-Occ Awards Ceremony recently honoring students enrolled in the programs. Awards were given by the teachers to students for Math, ELA and a variety of other awards. Shameka Young was honored for perfect attendance for the year, and Michael Metcalf was named Iron Chef and honored for his outstanding effort.

Eligible Multi-Occ students can also participate in the Job Employment Training (JET) Program. Students involved in the program are at least 16 years of age, have attended Multi-Occ 2 and/or Multi-Occ3 and are pursuing CTE or post-graduation employment.

Goals of the JET program include teaching job acquisition skills that students will need for any type of employment as well as entry level skills specific to certain areas of employment. Students receive training in skill areas such as restaurant, auto service, home maintenance, and retailing.

Students in the JET program spend six weeks in six modules which include job preparation and consumer skills as well as specific employment skills. Students in the program received certificates for each proven proficiency in the given skill areas. Certificates were awarded for customer service, phone etiquette, auto detailing, tire balancing, tire machine, dishwashing, basic food prep, table setting, stocking, phone skills, register, basic plumbing, sheetrocking and painting.

For information about Multi-Occ programs, contact Program Supervisor, John Ramin at 315-963-4314.