BOCES electronics students help YMCA
The YMCA has three scoreboards with two of them installed on the walls and in need of repair. A third older unit was in storage for a number of years.
Bill Leggett's Electronics class was contacted and asked to investigate the possibility of repairing one or all of the units. With the oldest being the easiest to transport, his class took on the job and in short order and had the unit running at 100 percent.
"High school students today do not work with tools very often or learn how to repair everyday items like their parents,” said Leggett “Their world puts more emphasis on replacing the whole item. I always welcome the chance to have my class see what is out there in industry waiting for them to work on."
Leggett's class covers a wide variety of topics in the electrical field and most of his students are able to find work right out of high school or continue on to college. He attributes his high graduation rate due in part to the excitement of his students and what they learn in class.
“Some of the topics we cover are: electronics, test equipment, house wiring, conduit bending, industrial motor control and PLC programming and wiring,” he said
His class also worked with the Building Trades class to wire a cabin and a modular home project as well as working with Habitat for Humanity on wiring homes they prepare for families in the local area.
To learn more about the Electricity/Electronics Program at Orleans/Niagara BOCES visit www.onboces.org or contact Leggett at email@example.com.