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Helping to Guide the Next Generation of HVAC Techs

The Career and Technical Education teachers, at the Niagara and Orleans Career and Technical Education Centers, depend on local industry leaders to help them design their course curriculum and provide internships for real world experiences for students.  These leaders sit on advisory committees and meet with teachers on a regular basis. Not only do they give up their free time, they often donate goods and machinery and offer valuable opportunities to the students in the Orleans/Niagara BOCES classes. 

Recently HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Cooling) teacher Nick DiFelice meet with Doug Garrison of DWC Mechanical, Gary Gorenflo of Belknap Heating and Cooling, Mark LeRocque from Allied Mechanical and Kevin Passman from Tri R Mechanical.  “We had a great first meeting, the advisors were able to come in early and speak to the students, and answer any questions they had about our industry,” says Mr. DiFelice.  “I appreciate all the time they spent with us and their continued support of our program and my students.” 

business owners and teacher in classroom

Photo Caption: (LtoR) Kevin Passman, Gary Gorenflo, Doug Garrison and Mark LeRocque and Nick DiFelice.