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HFM Career & Tech graduates in demand

Anthony Darpino poses for a photo next to a Brown's Collision poster hanging on a wall

2020 Broadalbin-Perth graduate Anthony Darpino, who completed the HFM Auto Body program, is now working at the Brown’s Collision Center in Amsterdam.

Skilled alumni and students from the HFM Career and Technical Center are in demand by area employers.

For instance, three students from the HFM Auto Body Repair program have already started their careers at Brown’s Ford in Amsterdam and Johnstown.

Anthony Darpino, a 2020 Broadalbin-Perth graduate, is now working at the Brown’s Collision Center in Amsterdam, and at Brown’s in Johnstown, 2020 Northville graduate Nicholas DeRonda and Amsterdam senior and current Auto Body student Jonathan Wolff have landed jobs. Darpino, DeRonda and Wolff all studied Auto Body repair with HFM Instructor John Ackermann.

It’s not uncommon for HFM graduates to be hired by local employers, and current students often get a jumpstart on their careers with after school and weekend jobs while still in high school.

The Auto Body Repair program is one of 16 career and technical programs offered at HFM. To learn more about all the CTE programs offered at HFM visit www.hfmboces.org/cte

 

Three people stand outside of Brown's Ford in Johnstown posing for a photo,

Brown’s in Johnstown recently hired 2020 Northville graduate Nicholas DeRonda, center. While in high school, DeRonda completed the Auto Body program at the HFM Career and Technical Center. Also working at Brown’s is Amsterdam senior and current Auto Body student Jonathan Wolff, who works after school. At far right is Derek Brown of Brown’s Ford.

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