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Capital Region BOCES program putting the “F-U-N” in learning

RCS student repairing an engine.
RCS student getting hands-on training at the Diesel Technology lab at the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School.

Last week, RCS junior James McMullen was asked an important question on why he attends the Diesel Technology lab at the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School. His response was simple: “Learning here is fun.” That’s a clear and positive confirmation that learning can be challenging and fun at the same time, especially when you’re “learning by working” towards your future career. “The program is great. Working on engines is a lot of fun and learning new skills is fun and you get to do it with your friends,” he said.

RCS junior, James McMullen, receiving training and direction at the Diesel Technology lab at the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School.

Mr. McMullen is one of approximately 40 diesel tech students currently enrolled in the program, which is located on the BOCES Albany campus. The Diesel Tech program prepares youth for careers as automotive/bus/truck technicians, heavy equipment repairmen, service managers and more. While many students enter the workforce upon graduation, numerous other students from the program often pursue further education. Interested in learning more? Contact your guidance department to receive additional information about this great program.