BH-BL senior puts a charge in his future at Capital Region BOCES

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School senior Dane Fendrick is putting a charge in his future at Capital Region BOCES.

Fendrick is scheduled to graduate from the Electrical Trades program in June and hopes to take the skills he learned at BOCES to work for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).

“I like electrical work because you are working with your hands and using different skills every day,” said Fendrick.

Fendrick is among more than 90 high school juniors and seniors on the Schoharie and Albany campuses who are learning fundamental skills in electrical theory through classroom instruction and hands-on work. Students in the two-year program learn basic electrical skills and cutting-edge, 21st-century green technologies—all of which prepares them for the in-demand field of electrical trades.

“I like the hands-on work we do at BOCES and the on-the-job experience we get, even here working in the lab,” he said.

“BOCES allows you to learn a lot of meet a lot of new people who all have a common goal – to succeed,” Fendrick added.

Fendrick hopes to eventually be an entrepreneur; “One day I’d like to start my own company doing residential and new construction electrical work,” he said.