Each year, the 10 Educational Opportunity Centers and two Career Counseling and Outreach Centers from across New York State participate in the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Legislative Caucus. Centers choose a program or programs to highlight and invite students to share their experiences.
In the past, the Capital District Educational Opportunity Center has highlighted one or more of its vocational programs, such as Cosmetology, Culinary or Building Trades.
This year the Capital District EOC featured its role in the educational pipeline. Two students who have successfully completed one program at the EOC and moved on to a second program attended the event to speak about their experiences. Tien Phan Nguyen completed the ESL program in the spring of 2012 and is now working on her GED. Michael Richardson started in EOC’s GED program and is now in the Building Trades program. Additionally, the Capital District EOC highlighted the various paths students can take from EOC to career or EOC to college and beyond. Please click here to see photographs of the event.
Capital District EOC staff members Carolyn Clark and Keevin Killikelly volunteered to represent the EOC and assist with transportation and set-up of the display. The support of staff and students made the event a success.