Greene, NY (WBNG Binghamton) High school seniors were recognized for two years of dedication with the Youth Apprenticeship Program at The Raymond Corporation in Greene.
The apprenticeship program gives students a firsthand look at careers in the manufacturing industry and encourages the students in their career pursuits.
At the event on Tuesday, student apprentices were able to share the skills they have acquired as a result of the program.
“Students participating in the Youth Apprentice Program learn to connect with others and drive desired outcomes in ways their peers miss,” says Teal Gaylord, coordinator of the Youth Apprenticeship Program at Raymond. “The students graduating from this program truly have a competitive edge that I hope they will carry with them as they create their futures.”
The program is coordinated through BOCES and since 1991, two to three students per year have been accepted from the Greene School District.
Raymond has hired past participants as full-time employees at its headquarters. The most recent hire was Andrew Norton in April, hired as a business development representative.
For more information on the Youth Apprenticeship Program, contact BOCES by calling 607-763-3254. For more information on Raymond,
visit the wesbtie or call 800-235-7200.