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Capital Region Career & Technical School


Career & Tech is a Middle States accredited and NYSED approved school offering more than 40 programs of study for high school and adult students at campuses in Albany (Colonie) and Schoharie and several off-campus locations.

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More than 100 adult nursing students to graduate on June 27

More than 100 nursing students from the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) Adult Health Careers Program will graduate Tuesday, June 27, 2017 during a ceremony at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady.

The adult students have completed either a 10-month, full-time or an 18-month, part-time practical nursing program that encompassed more than 1,100 hours of training that prepared them to take the certification exam to become licensed practical nurses (LPNs). Most have done so while holding down jobs and caring for their families. Read More

Grad Profile: Learning involves more than work skills  

For many high school students, attending Capital Region BOCES is the means to an end: BOCES is the tool they need to learn the skills they must have to enter the career field of their choice. Read More

From graduation to job and college for this new welder, CTE graduate 

Just 11 months ago, Samantha Petrosino had never welded. Today, she is a professional welder and aspiring college student thanks to Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE). Read More

Area high schools students competing in national skills competition this week 

Three area high school students are competing in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference competition in Louisville, Kentucky this week, representing Capital Region BOCES and New York State. Read More

Capital Region BOCES students honored for perfection 

All too often, employees lack the work ethic to bring them into the office day-in and day-out, employers report. Read More

Senior overcomes obstacles to pursue criminal justice at RIT

Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) senior Diana Blick has an arresting personality. Read More

CTE honors CAT graduates, marks end of first year for Mohonasen center

Approximately two dozen seniors were honored on June 9 as Capital Region BOCES celebrated the conclusion of its first year operating in the Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) at Mohonasen. Read More

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For 21 years, Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) teacher Doug Harple built the future of the construction industry, leaving a mark not only on his students, but literally on the landscape of the region and beyond. Read More

Packed house present as Schoharie CTE honors its seniors

Fifty-eight Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical (CTE) School students from the Schoharie campus received certificates of completion, honors and awards during a June 7 ceremony. Read More

Albany CTE campus celebrates student success

Several hundred Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students were honored Tuesday, June 6, 2017 during ceremonies at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady.
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Guilderland, Cobleskill students named CTE students of the year

A trio of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students were honored as Outstanding Students of the Year by the Capital Region BOCES Faculty Association. Read More

Schoharie Career and Technical campus graduates 58 

With a crowd of parents, family, home school district leaders and friends looking on, 58 Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical (CTE) School students from the Schoharie campus received certificates of completion and awards on June 7.  Read More

Albany Career and Technical campus honors students   

More than 100 awards and honors were bestowed Tuesday at Proctors Theatre as the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) honored its seniors, as well as juniors, who excelled academically. Read More

BOCES students rise to the occasion of helping others 

Students at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) and Maywood School recently teamed up to help children and families in South Sudan have access to water.
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Adult nursing student turns tragedy into motivation 

“I had a daughter who was stillborn. It was tough, really tough. If it wasn’t for the nurses, I don’t know if I would have been able to make it. I want to be that person for somebody.”

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Health care providers recruit adult Career and Tech students 

Area health care providers are in dire need of help and Capital Region BOCES has the solution. Read More

Schenectady student wins 2017 Evan M. Schwarz scholarship 

Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) welding student Parmanand Sahaman is the latest recipient of the Evan M. Schwarz Helping Hand Memorial Scholarship. Read More

Students to showcase portfolios while residents showcase their antique cars

Capital Region BOCES students preparing to head on to college or career will showcase their knowledge and abilities on May 31 at the Schoharie Career and Technical Education (CTE) campus. Read More

Vets sail into Memorial Day with submarine courtesy of BOCES CTE students  

A group of area veterans will surface in parades this weekend with a new float, thanks to the work and diligence of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students, faculty and staff. Read More

Automotive repair is in the blood for this CTE senior  

Automotive repair is in the blood for the Manson family of Cobleskill. Ian Manson is a senior in the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School program in Schoharie and his brother Keith is a 2011 graduate of the program and owns Keith's autorepair in Wernerville and works for DePaula Chevrolet.  Read More

Students find employment; more hires expected following auto fair  

"I woke up today thinking it was just going to be another normal day in high school and wham, I have done something that can possibly determine my future."  Read More

Dozens honored at 2017 National Technical Honor Society inductions  

More than 40 Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) on Monday and eight seniors were recognized for serving two years in the NTHS during a ceremony at South Colonie Central High School. Read More

SUV donation will help Schoharie CTE students learn  

It has 194,000 miles on it and has spent the better part of its 13 years traversing the roads of Schoharie County and beyond. Now, the 2004 Nissan Xterra owned by Schoharie resident Vic DiSanto will serve a new purpose educating future mechanics.  Read More

Decades after starting a career in the U.S., Guyanese
native returns to the classroom to pursue a high school diploma  

After 34 years in the United States, a Guyanese immigrant is finally earning her High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma thanks to Capital Region BOCES. Read More

For fashion, this lesson is truly in the (tote) bag!  

If you see a tote on the streets of Albany or a neighboring community, it may be have been created by a Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School Global Fashion Studies student. Read More

Students, faculty, staff and alumni erect gazebo to aid the less fortunate  

It may have been raining and cold, but that didn't stop a team of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students, faculty, staff and administrators from giving back to the community on Saturday. Read More

State SkillsUSA champ is planning to retire with his carpentry skills  

You can't say that Irving Skowfoe is not seeing the big picture. Read More

Students use their skills to improve the Albany campus

The Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School was in need of an accessibility update so administrators turned to the students for help. Read More

CTE teachers bring experience, dedication to the classroom and students appreciate it!

One is a retired police officer, another a motorcycle mechanic. Still others operate their own welding, machine repair, culinary and related businesses on the side. Read More

As certification tests approach, students feel anxious but confident

In just a few short weeks, Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) nurse assistant students will be taking state certification exams that will allow them to work in the health care industry. Read More

Teacher honored as SkillsUSA area advisor of the year

Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) teacher Matt Millard has been named the SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year by his peers in the statewide chapter of the organization. Read More

Floral students plant the seeds of learning for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a major holiday for florists across the country and it is no different for students learning the art of floral design at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE). Read More

Hands-on learning is a draw for CTE students

Ask almost any of the students at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) why they are attending CTE and among their top three reasons will be they like working with their hands. Read More

Adult nursing students sees BOCES as a 'stepping stone'

One step at a time. That's the plan for Capital Region BOCES Adult Practical Nursing student Alex Ramos is taking it in her dream of helping others. Read More

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