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LHS Students Learn About Careers During Recent Chats
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Three local professionals recently stopped by Liverpool High School to speak with students about their careers. The visits were part of LHS Career Chats, a series that helps students explore careers available to them after graduation.
Syracuse Police Department Deputy Chief Derek McGork, who oversees the investigation bureau, described a typical day in the life of law enforcement, which is much different than what the public sees on television. McGork has worked in law enforcement for the last 18 years and recently was honored with the Chief’s Unit Achievement Medal. He is a graduate of Le Moyne College and earned his Master of Advanced Studies in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California at Irvine.
New England Regional Council of Carpenters Local 277 Representative Mitchell Latimer and IBEW Local 43 Training Director Jon Luebner also spoke with group of LHS students about the growing need for skilled laborers. Latimer, a Liverpool Central School District parent and a member of the district’s Facilities Planning Committee, is a union representative for carpenters in Cortland and Onondaga counties. He shared his experiences in the carpenter’s apprenticeship program and as a successful carpenter foreman for 16 years. Luebner shared with students that he studied to be an electrician through BOCES and participated in the IBEW Local 43’s commercial/industrial five-year apprenticeship program. He has worked for IBEW ever since.