Culinary Fair Gives Students a Taste for College



October 24, 2018

Hospitality students at The Tech Center got a taste of college life when representatives from the Culinary Institute of America, Paul Smith’s College, Monroe College, SUNY Delhi, SUNY Cobleskill, and Westchester Community College spoke with them on the PNW BOCES campus. Two former Career and Technical Education (CTE) students from BOCES, who are current students at Delhi, also spoke to students about college life.
 
SUNY Delhi students Jillian McCarthy and Mikayla Luby, who graduated from the CTE program at BOCES, said that their time at BOCES really prepared them for college. “Being a Hospitality Academy student at BOCES really helped me get further in my studies and gave me a real advantage when I started college,” said Luby.
 
The representatives from each school spoke about class sizes, culinary and management majors and tuition and scholarship applications in addition to campus life and housing.
 
Student John Meinck, from Carmel, said, “I learned a lot at the college fair about the different college opportunities out there. It was interesting to learn about things like class size and the different majors available.”  Meinck plans on studying hospitality management and culinary arts in college and would like to open his own restaurant one day.
 
Hospitality students at The Tech Center at PNW BOCES learn about college life at the Culinary College Fair.