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Donation Benefits CABOCES Students at CTE Center in Olean

Olean, NY – March 10, 2020 – Students in the Collision Repair and Auto Body Technology program at the CA BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center in Olean recently benefitted from a donation from the local business community.

Guy Sisson, owner of Sisson’s Body Work in Delevan, NY, recently visited the center to donate a sanding unit for future student training. In addition to learning about the equipment, students also visited Sisson’s shop to learn about the daily operation of his business.

Students in the CA BOCES program learn all aspects of collision repair and finish work on vehicles. In the shop setting, students experience the methods of complete auto collision repair. Throughout their program, they also learn several methods of custom design finish work and accurate estimating procedures

CA BOCES Assistant Superintendent for Career and Technical Education Programs, James Schifley, was grateful for the generosity from the local business. “We are grateful for Mr. Sisson’s generosity,” he said. “On top of the equipment donation, he also spent time with our students and helped them understand what a “day-in-the-life” might look like at an operating body shop. This experience is so valuable for them.” Schifley added, “Guy has also been a member of our program advisory board for many years and we so appreciate the time and expertise he has offered to our programs.”

As the regional leader in education services, CA BOCES offers state-of-the-art programs for learners of all ages and abilities as well as cost-effective shared services for 22 component school districts. CA BOCES empowers students to achieve their maximum potential by offering a wide variety of innovative programs and support that include special education, career and technical education, adult and continuing education, technology support, and instructional support services.

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Max Gross (right), Collision Repair/Auto Body Instructor at the CA BOCES CTE Center in Olean accepts a recent donation from Guy Sisson, owner of Sisson’s Body Work. (CA BOCES photo)