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Educators seek to get youth interested in careers early


(WBNG) -- 5th graders from across the Southern Tier made the trip to Broome-Tioga BOCES Thursday morning. All for a sneak peak into a wide array of careers.

Carpentry, auto tech, welding and animal care were just a few of the fields students were able to check out.

Educators say its important to show students all of their options.

"I think letting kids know what an electrician does makes a difference and how to become one," says Principal at the Center for Career and Technical Excellence Matt Sheehan.

"Or how to become a carpenter for kids who really like working with their hands. Let's change their philosophy as they get older," he said.

Over the two-day program more than 1,100 students will make the trip to BOCES to learn about potential careers.

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