Coach's Corner: Rest Not An Option in Workforce Development (October 2023)
I’ve never been a fan of load management in basketball. I see the value in taking a breather mid-game, but taking yourself out of the competition or a great opportunity never made sense to me.
Challenging yourself in new ways is how you grow as an athlete, as a person, and as a professional.
Did the 1,100 students who participated in GLOW With Your Hands: Manufacturing need a breather? Absolutely. There was so much for them to learn in one day – about themselves and all the skilled trades, manufacturing, food production, and agricultural careers in their backyard.
But meeting with 65 employers in the GLOW Region and testing out dozens of careers was energizing, not exhausting.
We once again saw how Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming county kids are ready for this unique challenge.
They hammered with precision and power at Camp Hard Hat’s nail driving competition.
They jumped into the controls of construction vehicles and welding simulators.
They scaled power poles, raced wheelbarrows weighted down by cinder blocks, and grasped the lessons taught through GV BOCES’ mechatronics lab equipment.