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Outdoor Power Student Obtains Certification

Through hard work, dedication and a commitment to improve, Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Outdoor Power Equipment and Powersports Technology student Gage Goodrich recently became the program’s first ever certified Yamaha Marine Technician.

Goodrich, who attends Jordan-Elbridge High School, said he is excited to obtain his certification and noted how it will help him advance his future career.

“It looks really good on a resume,” said Goodrich. “It’s a great opportunity for me to get a good job out of high school.”

Goodrich said his goal is to someday have his own outdoor power shop and work on a variety of equipment, including motorcycles and boats. Goodrich noted that joining a BOCES program has helped prepare him for his dream.

“I would encourage anyone to come to BOCES,” he said. “It definitely gives you a head start on your future.”

Gage Goodrich