BOCES students learning new skills while helping others

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Students from the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School were hard at work Friday morning in Schenectady.

The students are working on the first of three projects for Jack’s Place, a soon-to-be refuge for the families of sick patients at both Ellis Hospital and Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital.

The building being assembled Friday will be used for storage. The students will also eventually be working on a gazebo and doing some work inside of Jack’s.

Instructor Bill Rouleau says it is an opportunity to learn and help others.

“It’s a win-win. It’s great for the kids and for the people who will be staying at Jack’s House. It’s good all around, it really is,”  Bill Rouleau, Construction Teacher at Capital Region BOCES – Schoharie Campus, said.

Jack’s Place was named in honor of an area man who died in a 2005 watercraft accident.

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