Conservation Program Students Accepted at Prestigious College

Pictured from left to right: Jason Jessup (Unatego), Dante Scott (Sidney), Mike Moon (Deposit

The Robert W Harrold Conservation program is pleased to announce that three of their students will be attending the 2018 Paul Smith’s School of Logging program. Conservation seniors Jason Jessup, Dante Scott and Mike Moon have been accepted and enrolled in the intensive four week training that will begin in July. These students have shown excellence in this particular field during their time at BOCES each earning CPR and First Aid, NY Game of Logging Level 1, Forest Ecology and Silviculture as well as Trained New York Logger Certifications while in the Conservation program.

During the four week training period students are expected to gain several certifications helpful for the forest products industry such as Logger Rescue and Game of Logging level 2 training. Students will also be trained on many different types of logging machinery such as cable skidder, grapple skidder, feller buncher, slasher, delimber and log loader.  During their time at Paul Smith’s the students will work conducting an actual timber harvest on the Paul Smith’s campus using the machinery and new skills they have learned. Upon completion, high achieving and interested students may be offered an internship with a logging company local to the students homes.

The Conservation program is extremely proud of the hard work and effort that these students have put in to reach this point. Their instructors are very pleased to have these students representing DCMO BOCES at Paul Smith’s College. The Conservation class and everybody from BOCES wish Jason, Dante and Mike success with their new endeavor

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