Oswego Students and CiTi Alum Earn Valuable Experience in IT Department

Two current Oswego County students and one CiTi alumni are gaining work experience through the Instructional Technology Department.

Aaron Hibbert and Jake Chetney, both seniors from Oswego City School District, are learning pieces of the trade through the New Vision program, while former CiTi student Jerit Abbott has joined the department ranks as an intern.

Hibbert, who noted that he and Chetney usually work on fixing broken machinery or replacing parts, said he’s taken a lot away since starting in October.

“It’s really helped me consider what I want to be when I grow up,” said Chetney. “It’s helped me consider computer engineering versus electrical. I’d recommend it to others interested in the same fields.”
Hibbert plans to attend Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall. While Chetney hasn’t decided where to attend, he has plans to get into the physics field and has taken a lot from his experiences with IT.

“I think what I can take away for a physics major is all the time I’ve spent getting used to and understanding more advanced technology, which is a really big component of that field,” Chetney said. “That’s probably what I’ll take away most from this experience.”

Abbott, a 2019 Altmar-Parish-Williamstown graduate, spent two years at CiTi for his education, taking computer systems and computer systems networking.

Since beginning the 13-week paid internship in December, Abbott has been working with clients while assisting with the setting up and imaging of computers among various activities.

“I’ve grown a ton in a short amount of time and my communication skills are much better than they were,” said Abbott. “I’m really grateful for the opportunity.”

Abbott said he plans to go to college for an associates degree and enter the workforce in the IT field.

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