CA BOCES Announces New Alumni Outreach Program

Olean, NY – June 29, 2020 – CA BOCES recently launched a new alumni outreach program – Alumni Alliance – aimed at strengthening connections between Career & Technical Education (CTE) Alumni and both existing and potential students.


The new program will focus on increased networking between alumni in different fields and CTE students. Additionally, alumni success stories and events focused on career development will be shared. In the near future, an Alumni Wall of Fame will also be established at each CTE Center.


Assistant Superintendent for Career and Technical Education, Jim Schifley, said that the new program will focus mainly on relationship-building. “We have alumni working successfully in many different fields, locally and beyond, and we feel that their insight and advice can be so beneficial for students deciding on the career path that is best for them. In addition, it will give us a chance to applaud our many alumni who have gone on beyond their CTE training to find career success.


Thomasine Graf, CTE Outreach Coordinator at CA BOCES, said that she is pleased with the initial response to the program. “We almost immediately received responses from our alumni – in many different fields – who are willing to share their stories or participate in mentoring for students. Their commitment to CA BOCES, to our students, and to our programs is wonderful.”


CA BOCES CTE Alumni can register for the Alumni Alliance by visiting the CA BOCES website at the Alumni Alliance web page.


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