A group of high school seniors in the New Visions Engineering program toured Guyson’s Saratoga Springs factory and met with Alex Thomson, Engineering Manager.
Admission to New Visions is highly selective – students from 31 school districts in a 5-county BOCES region of northeastern New York State compete to participate in the academically rigorous year-long program. In addition to challenging class and laboratory projects, site visits like the one to Guyson enable the students to see first-hand the activities and responsibilities related to various engineering disciplines.
“These young people are impressive. They are focused, and they ask very good questions. I think it’s great that these students have the opportunity to explore the world of engineering before they get to college,” Mr. Thomson commented after hosting the group.
After spending an hour with Alex in the Engineering Department discussing the machine design process, how the work is organized and some of the tools of the trade, the group had an engineer’s-eye view of the automated and robotic blasting machinery in production on the manufacturing floor.
To learn more about BOCES educational opportunities and the New Visions Engineering program, visit the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex Board of Cooperative Educational Services web site at http://www.wswheboces.org/CTE.cfm?subpage=119 .