THS Senior Emiley Filuta shares about her work at Rensselaer Honda with students at School 2 as part of Career Day on January 10, 2024.

On Wednesday, January 10, School 2 held a Career Day, inviting many professionals representing various career paths to the school to share about their work and education with the students.

Among the guests was Troy High School senior Emiley Filuta, who works at Rensselaer Honda and is in the second year of the Automotive Technologies program at Questar III BOCES and participated in their Youth Apprenticeship Program last summer.

Emiley, who gained an interest in working on cars from her dad and grandfather (who were both mechanics), said it’s important to her to share her experience to help the field continue to grow.

Filuta says she wants to encourage women and girls to explore automotive technology.

“I wanted to help the kids see there are lots of opportunities out there, and there’s more than traditional college. I plan to attend Hudson Valley Community College to get a degree in Automotive Technology, earn certifications and help as many people as I can – while also opening the doors for other women and girls in the trades.”

School 2 Teacher Katie England-Lawler said two young girls in her class told her they didn’t even know girls could fix cars until they met Emiley – a sign that she is already achieving her goal of encouraging women and girls to learn about the automotive field.

Thank you Emiley for sharing your experience with our youngest scholars!