State Labor official tours CV-Tech

Photo by Shawn Ryan.

New York State Department of Labor Secretary Peter Rivera attended a ribbon-cutting at the new CV-Tech satellite campus off Rugar Street Oct. 24.

Surrounded by business leaders from around the greater Plattsburgh area, Commissioner Rivera lauded CV-Tech for their expanded programs including the Plattsburgh Aeronautical Institute (PAI), their heavy equipment and diesel mechanics program, welding program, small engine program and marine technologies program.

While Rivera toured the several newly dedicated buildings, he took time out to speak individually with students in the aeronautical and the welding programs.

“I expect you in years to come to be working in the aviation field, working on the planes that Americans fly every day,” he said to the assembled group of PAI students.

Speaking at a luncheon after the ribbon-cutting, North Country Chamber of Commerce President Garry Douglas said of the North Country: “Mark Twain said there is nothing more annoying than a good example. Well we in the North Country like to be very annoying.”

Rivera and the assembled business leaders were treated to a luncheon prepared and served by CV-Tech students.

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