Students to Speak at Business Summit

DCMO BOCES students representing area schools and career and multiple technical education programs, will speak at the Talent Pipeline & Population Recovery Strategies Summit to be held on May 12, 2021 by Commerce Chenango.  The panel comprised of five students, will share their perspectives on barriers to accessing local employment and attracting young workers.  Panel moderator and presenter, DCMO BOCES District Superintendent Perry T. Dewey commented on the student participation by saying, "The voice of our students carry a powerful message and opens doors for business and education to collaborate to identify solutions to attract and retain our young in our region.”

Participating in the student panel are: Quinn Furner, a Computer Technology student from Sherburne-Earlville, Patrick Mayhood, a Carpentry student from Unadilla Valley, Daniel Hagenbuch, a Carpentry student from Norwich, Angel Vasques, a Visual Communications student from Unadilla Valley, and Troy Marshman, a Conservation student from Oxford Academy.  The panel discussion precedes a presentation by Perry based on research from the successful Career Destinations Program implementation.  

“We are so proud of our students and their courage to present to a large audience.  We hope to ignite ideas and promote the open communications that can lead to retaining our graduates in our region with rewarding careers and family life,” said Dewey.

The Barriers To Employment presentation is another effort from the Career Destinations program designed to improve workforce development and student retention.  For more information on how to get involved contact Chris McCall at 607-335-1454.

The Commerce Chenango summit will be held on Wednesday May 12, 2021.  Information about the program can be found at the Commerce Chenango website at or by calling 607-334-1400.
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