Senior recognized at CTE Signing Day for pursuing skilled trade job

Niskayuna High School senior Tucker Cherry was recognized at the Career and Technical Education Signing Day on May 4 at Capital Region BOCES. The event celebrated students who are accepting a job offer, apprenticeship, or pursuing advanced training in the skilled trades. Tucker signed a letter of intent to work with Capitland Motors.

Tucker is a student at the Capital Region BOCES Automotive Youth Education Systems (AYES) and has taken part in paid work-based learning at Capitaland Motors this year. He plans to continue studying automotive technology in college. 

“I started attending BOCES because of my love for cars and I had a strong desire to learn how to fix them. BOCES has taught me so much, and the best thing they did was help me get a job at Capitaland Subaru as an Express Maintenance Technician,” Tucker said. “My job at Capitaland has allowed me to put the skills I learned at BOCES to begin a career in the automotive industry.”

From right to left: Niskayuna High School principal John Rickert, Assistant Principal Joe Coleman, senior Tucker Cherry and Bill May, service manager at Capitaland Motors.