OHM instructor named SkillsUSA Location I Adviser of Year

Freda Walters

NEW HARTFORD — Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES Automotive Engineering instructor John Stratton has been named the 2021 SkillsUSA Region I Adviser of the Yr. This regional award acknowledges Stratton’s exceptional perseverance to the SkillsUSA business and quite a few accomplishments as a career and complex educator. This award tends to make Stratton a […]

NEW HARTFORD — Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES Automotive Engineering instructor John Stratton has been named the 2021 SkillsUSA Region I Adviser of the Yr. This regional award acknowledges Stratton’s exceptional perseverance to the SkillsUSA business and quite a few accomplishments as a career and complex educator.

This award tends to make Stratton a applicant for the SkillsUSA countrywide Adviser of the Year Award. The nationwide Adviser of the 12 months award winner will be introduced on June 24 in the course of the NLSC Virtual Recognition Session.

Stratton joined the OHM BOCES Career and Complex Education Center as an automotive technologies instructor in 2003. He delivers more than 27 many years of encounter operating in the automotive market to his classroom where by, he says, he enjoys viewing learners from numerous backgrounds grow to be lifelong buddies, realizing college students have turn into prosperous in their occupations and having former pupils give back to the method by serving on the specialist committee.

Prior to signing up for BOCES, he was a technician, store foreman, and provider manager. He is ASE qualified as a Master Automotive Technician, and in servicing and light mend, and state-of-the-art motor functionality. Stratton is a co-advisor for SkillsUSA, and a member of ACTE, the North American Council of Automotive Lecturers, and the Nationwide Car Support Process Force.

Stratton was regarded with the 2018 NACAT/SEMA Award and named as the 2020 SkillsUSA New York Point out Adviser of the Calendar year. Under his steerage, the OHM BOCES Automotive Engineering system has been given global recognition. Tomorrow’s Technician magazine named the system as a leading 20 university in each 2017 and 2018, and recognized the method as a top rated 4 faculty and #1 in the Northeast in 2019.

“John Stratton is a tireless advocate for pupil voice and engagement,” claimed David Stayton, OHM BOCES Job and Technical Instruction principal. “He creates lifelong learners by encouraging college students to attain the most they can from their substantial university experience, which includes participation in extracurricular routines and university student businesses these kinds of as SkillsUSA. He then demonstrates to learners how to link and develop upon these activities in their submit-graduate designs.”

The Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES serves the subsequent university districts: Brookfield, Clinton, Holland Patent, New Hartford, New York Mills, Oriskany, Remsen, Sauquoit Valley, Utica, Waterville, Westmoreland and Whitesboro.

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