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Suffolk County Legislature Recognizes Outstanding Student

pagano student custodianTyreik S., a William Floyd UFSD student enrolled in Eastern Suffolk BOCES (ESBOCES) Facilities Maintenance Program at Ward Technical Center (WTC) in Riverhead, was recognized at a ceremony at the H. Lee Dennison building in Hauppauge with a Certificate of Achievement.
Tyreik was employed over the summer for six weeks at WTC through the Department of Labor. He excelled as he assisted the custodians with summer projects. ESBOCES Head Custodian Arthur McDermott said, “I recommended Tyreik to receive the recognition because of his outstanding effort, positive attitude, and overall excellence.”
The Facilities Maintenance Program is a special career education course offering that provides practical experiences leading to entry-level skills. Students learn how to perform basic carpentry, plumbing, painting, and electrical skills as well as floor care, basic housekeeping, and other cleaning skills. Outdoor maintenance topics include proper lawn care, developing a maintenance schedule, trimming and pruning shrubbery and proper use of various types of lawn mowing equipment.
Facilities Maintenance Teacher Arthur Pagano said, “Tyreik has great attendance and is always eager to do whatever it takes to get a job done.”
Every week students in the facilities maintenance program visit a Home Depot to learn what it’s like to be an employee and get on-the-job-training. Pagano said, “Tyreik is really getting career ready.”
Tyreik’s goal is to apply at a local Home Depot and get a job with recommendations from his teacher and the Mr. McDermott.

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