Two Scotia-Glenville students earn diesel technology certification

Despite learning at home, two Scotia-Glenville students earn diesel certifications

ALBANY — They may be home and isolated from schools and their specialized Diesel Technology training equipment, but that didn’t stop two S-G students, among 19 Capital Region BOCES students from 12 school districts, from earning a valuable Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Lifting it Right Certification.

Dylan Rachon and Evan Kvinlaug were among the 19 students earning the certification. BOCES Diesel Tech Teacher Sam Frink said the certification  shows employers that the students know the proper way to lift a vehicle without causing injury or property damage. It provides guidance on spotting and lifting a vehicle, as well as preparing the service bay, maintaining load stability, lowering the lift and lift maintenance.

Diesel Tech students – along with the more than 1,000 other Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School students – have been learning remotely since in mid-March when the COVID19 pandemic forced schools to close across the United States.

For many career and tech students, online learning has provided them with an opportunity to acquire industry certifications that improves their value with prospective employers.