Oswego County O&M Professionals Come Together for 25th Annual Trade Show

The annual workshop and trade show for operations and maintenance staff throughout the county turned 25 this year and featured a jam-packed gym of vendors.


Hundreds of local professionals from all nine county districts and the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation (CiTi) came together at Mexico Middle School during mid-winter recess for area schools for the 25th annual event.


CiTi Director of Facilities Wayne Wideman said the show is always one of the most anticipated events of the year as it’s a chance for everyone in the county to come together, bond and learn the same material.


The day of learning and fun began with a presentation from Jeff Olefson about how to gain more satisfaction from work by “embracing the mission.”


Then, after lunch, the group moved to the gymnasium where around 50 trade-related vendors with crowds of people examining equipment, services and more. Wideman thanked all the vendors for their continued partnership.


The event, ran by the Oswego County chapter of the state School Facilities Association (OCSFA), also assists area students with scholarships.


Currently, the group is accepting applications for multiple $500 scholarships for high school seniors throughout Oswego County who are interested in pursuing a degree in the fields of facility management, building maintenance, construction trades or construction management.


Applications are available through students’ local high school guidance office or contacting OCSFA President James Sheeley at jsheeley@pacs.cnyric.org.

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