Students from the Diesel Technology and Auto Technology Programs at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center recently got an inside look at the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA).
NFTA employs 1,500 people and provide transportation services to the Buffalo/Niagara area. They sent two buses to the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, one diesel and one hy
brid. As the students were traveling to the NFTA Frontier Garage the students on both buses watched an educational film about the bus they were riding on and were able to talk to NFTA senior staff members about the buses and the company.
The students toured the NFTA Frontier Garage including the CNG fueling station and then the students switched buses on the next leg of their journey to the Cold Spring Garage where they rode the bus through a carwash.
Orleans/Niagara BOCES Certified Work-Based Learning Coordinator, Jackie Coyle, says the tours were a great experience for the students. “They were able to see many people in action and gain an extensive knowledge of the career paths within the NFTA. They fed us a wonderful lunch and showed us their state-of-the-art training board. I think it was a wonderful opportunity for the students to see all the opportunities at NFTA.”