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Student ‘Ambassadors’ Create Recruitment App



December 19, 2018

Career and Technical Education (CTE) student ambassadors at PNW BOCES like their programs so much that they are creating an app to recruit more students.
 
The students recently worked with MAD-learn, a mobile-app-development company, to create the app. “We were so impressed with a presentation the company did in September, that we brought them in on superintendent’s conference day in November to present to staff,” said CTE Director Cathy Balestrieri. PNW BOCES then contracted with MAD-learn to work with students to create the app.
 
CTE’s ‘ambassadors’— students chosen from each program because of their exceptional grades and work ethic — worked together to create the app recently. They incorporated all CTE programs—including Architectural Design, Sports Medicine, Child Development, Microcomputer Technology, Veterinary Science and much more—into the app, which will spread awareness about the diversity and scope of CTE programs.
 
Gregg Stone, director of curriculum and implementation for MAD-learn, instructed students on how to create the app during a recent seminar. “You can add maps, video galleries, and links, among other things, to the app to show what the programs offer,” Stone told students.
 
PNW BOCES Education Technology Coordinator Jennifer Wilson said that students worked on different aspects of the app in a coordinated effort. “We are looking to launch the app in January,” she said.
 
CTE student ambassadors Mya Millan, Brewster, and Justin Rivas, Putnam Valley work on the recruitment app.