Career and Technical Education

96% of Erie 1 BOCES Career and Technical Education Students Graduate High School.

65% of Graduates move on to Colleges and Universities.

97% of Graduates go on to College, Employment, or the Military.

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Kenton Auto Seniors Win the NFADA Competition
At Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association (NFADA) 2017 Ron Smith Memorial Auto Tech Competition, high school students from Erie 1 BOCES two career centers, Kenton and Potter, dominated the competition.

Automotive Diagnostics - Seniors
For roughly two hours, high school seniors worked in teams to uncover hidden automotive “bugs” planted on test vehicles.  The teams went through a series of diagnostic, workstation and performance tests to measure their automotive technical skills and abilities. Ford Motor Company was the vehicle sponsor and provided six 2017 Ford Explorers for the students to compete on.

A team from the Kenton Career & Technical Center, seniors Daniel Hudson and Jeffrey Kassmann, placed first in the automotive technician category. In addition to winning a $1,000 scholarship, the students won an all-expenses paid trip to the National Automotive Technology Competition in New York City. Their instructors are Gary Willis and Gary Carlson.

Jeffrey attends Kenmore East High School and Daniel attends Kenmore West High School.

Dawson Heft and Zak Shaffer, both seniors from Potter Career & Technical Center, earned third place. They were presented with a plethora of automotive tools and a $500 scholarship. Dawson attends Lackawanna High School and Zak is from Frontier. Their instructor is Charles Shevlin. 

Jeffrey Kassmann and Dawson Heft also received $250 scholarships for the essay competition.

Tire Rodeo - Juniors
High school juniors competed in a Tire Changing Rodeo. They raced against time in an Olympic-style format to dismount and mount tires using a tire-changing machine.

Johnny Thwang and Gabe Ponce from the Kenton Career & Technical Center earned first place. Johnny hails from Kenmore West High School and Gabe is from Tonawanda. Their instructors are Gary Willis and Gary Carlson.

Garrett Henneberg and Todd Beyer from the Potter Career & Technical Center earned second place. Both students attend Hamburg High School. Garrett was also recognized for attaining the highest score on the written test. Their instructor at Potter is Charles Shevlin. 

Teachers
Charles Shevlin, automotive instructor from Potter Career & Technical Center, won a new engine for the center by placing first in the Spark Plug Challenge for teachers.

Robert Ward, automotive instructor from Harkness Career & Technical Center, was recognized by the NFADA with an exclusive invitation to attend the National Automotive Technology Competition in New York City.

About NFADA's Ron Smith Memorial Auto Tech Competition
The competition is organized by the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association (NFADA), hosted by Erie Community College Vehicle Technology Training Center (ECC-VTTC) and supported by local dealerships, educational institutions, and local businesses.  It is open to 11th and 12th grade automotive students from all seven Western New York counties.   
Kenton Senior Team
Kenton Senior Team



Potter Senior Team


Kenton Junior Team
Kenton Junior Team


Potter Junior Team

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