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Max Albro, Tully senior that attends Seven Valleys, has become one of the most accomplished students in the history of the OCM BOCES Computer Technology program at the Cortlandville campus. His teacher, Richard Tokar, says Max is the first student at OCM BOCES to earn three professional certifications through the Computing Technology Industry Association, or “CompTIA,” one of the world’s top trade associations for information technology professionals, and is currently working on his fourth. On top of his CompTIA accolades, Max is an excellent student. He’s already on track to earn 21 college credits through Tompkins Cortland Community College, or TC3. He’s also participating this year in SkillsUSA, a national organization that supports students in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. Because Max took first place in Information Technology Services at a regional competition in February, he will be heading to the state competition in April. Max has already been accepted into the honors program to study computer information systems at SUNY Brockport. He thinks his dream job would be to create and own a company that offers cloud-based servers to companies. “My dream is to have a tech company of my own,” he said. “There’s something way more novel about being able to say that you started a company or created a product yourself.”

Article courtesy of Jacqueline Wiegand