Aspiring welder Gino Serafini practices his skills during a recent Capital Region BOCES welding program class at the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen.
Serafini, a junior from Mohonasen, chose the welding program because of the double-digit job growth forecast and the desire to work with his hands.
“It’s a good career and it’s something that you can really get into and work with your hands,” said Serafini. “It’s fun to do and fun to learn.”
Serafini is among approximately five dozen students in the welding program run by Capital Region BOCES on the Albany and Mohonasen campuses. Students in the two-year program learn American Welding Society standards and earn certifications that prepare them for a career in the welding industry.
Check https://www.capitalregionboces.org/student-recruitment-underway-for-2019-20/ for a complete listing of open houses for more information on the welding program and the two dozen other programs offered by Capital Region BOCES.