The WSWHE BOCES programs spent the week assembling and preparing more than 600 lunches for the athletes and coaches. In total, the students prepared 310 Turkey sandwiches (58 pounds of sliced turkey), 250 Ham sandwiches (47 pounds of sliced ham), and 65 Vegetarian sandwiches (12 pounds of grilled vegetables). The lunches were picked up by various volunteers on Saturday morning and delivered to 6 different sites where the athletes were competing in the cities of Queensbury, Glens Falls, Saratoga Springs and Porter Corners.
The Special Olympics New York athletes and coaches trained in seven fall sports: bocce, cycling, golf equestrian, soccer, softball, and cross-country running. The Glens Falls community hosted the state fall games.
The Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program at WSWHE BOCES implements an industry-based program that includes kitchen basics, safety and sanitation, purchasing and inventory control, customer service, and food and control cost. Students complete two years of instruction and pass national assessments during each year. They must also complete a minimum of 10 hours of non-paid internship. Upon completion, the students are ready for careers in the hospitality industry and post-secondary opportunities.
Service Level Programs prepare 11th and 12th grade high school students for entry-level trade positions. Upon successful completion of the program, students can earn a completion certificate, employability profile, portfolio, internship experience, and National workforce Readiness Credential. These are career exploration programs that are designed to introduce students to various CTE programs and corresponding careers while emphasizing the development of soft skills and the world of work.
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