By  – Reporter, Buffalo Business First

Ben Bailey’s father was an electrician – so he got a firsthand and long-term look at the benefits of the job.

It’s too bad more people don’t have the same career perspective.

Bailey graduated from West Valley High School in 2010 after spending part of his time in the Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES’ heavy machinery program.

He immediately enrolled in an associate’s degree program at SUNY Alfred State – where his three brothers attended. And in 2012 he entered the IBEW Local 41 Union.