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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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Capital Region BOCES to offer five new courses in 2017-18 school year 

During the 2017-18 school year, Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) will offer five new courses to meet the demands of the region's economic engine, while also offering pathways to a multitude of careers.


Offered at the urging of state economic leaders, the new Theatre and Film Production Technology program will take center stage at Mohonasen's Center for Advanced Technology (CAT). It will offer students the opportunity to learn the technical aspects of theatre and film production, including history, art and design interpretation, scenery, construction and painting techniques, tools and equipment, sound and recording, stage electric and lighting, costuming and makeup. Read More

Owens Corning is the latest employer to tour Capital Region BOCES CTE 

Yet another area employer turned to Capital Region BOCES this week in the never-ending search for skilled labor. Read More

Real life health careers experience brought to Capital Region BOCES

Real world experience. That is what every Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School student acquires when learning the skills of their chosen careers. Read More

HVAC/R students to heat up their future at career fair

A couple dozen Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students looking to heat up their job prospects will meet with area heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) companies on March 29 during an HVAC job fair on CTE's Albany campus. Read More

Capital Region BOCES CTE links students to employers and recruiters

More than three-dozens employers and college representatives met with hundreds of young adults from the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) and greater Schoharie County on Wednesday at the annual College and Career Fair at the Schoharie CTE campus. Read More

A passion for writing and art equals a career in video game design for these students

With a thick Australian accent, Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) student Ryan Gundermann easily describes his passion.  Read More

CTE students plan to cook up a winning recipe at ProStart competition

A pair of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students will be among more than 100 students from across New York State and Vermont competing this weekend at the 2017 ProStart Invitational. Read More

Smiles abound as culinary students cook up a St. Patrick's Day feast   

Plate and serve 75 meals all at once. That was the scenario Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School culinary students solved Friday as the school conducted the school's annual St. Patrick's Day feast. Read More

2016 CTE graduate will compete for national collegiate culinary championship  

A 2016 graduate of the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School will compete in the American Culinary Federation (ACF) National Championship this year as part of the SUNY Delhi Hot Food Team. Read More

Culinary students honored   

Six culinary students from around the region will represent Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) at the regional SkillsUSA competition later this week after winning CTE-based competitions. Read More

CTE spotlights its ceiling-shattering students on International Women's Day 

In honor of International Women's Day (March 8), Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTE) is highlighting some of the female students who are seeking to break glass ceilings in traditionally male dominated fields. Read More

Not your traditional school store: Boutique boosts learning, school prom 

Looking for a new shirt or blouse? How about a pair of trousers or a skirt? Let Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School students clothe you!  Read More

Forklift Operator Training Course will take place later this month 

Looking to give your career options a boost? Look no further than Capital Region BOCES!
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Auto Body students to renovate a 1984 BMW  

For their latest project, Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students will be restoring a car that is at least twice as old as they are.  Read More

Students put their government skills to the test with state lawmakers  

For the majority of the school year, students in the Capital Region BOCES New Visions: Law and Government program have been learning how the inner workings of the government and judicial systems work.  Read More

Capital Region BOCES offers adult CPR course for healthcare workers  

Looking it breathe life into your career? Searching for training that could be a breath of fresh on the professional front - and help you save a life? Read More

Trade & skilled jobs are the most difficult to fill  

If you are looking for a job, there is no better way to do it than armed with technical skills.
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BOCES provides crash course for Knolls Atomic Power Lab engineers, welders  

What's a couple of millimeters among friends? Well, if you are an engineer or a machinist working on a project, it could be the difference between success and failure.

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Why CTE? Students say they want an advantage in college or even skills to pay for college 

From getting a jump-start on college to learning while working, students have a multitude of reasons for attending Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE). Read More

For this 2008 graduate, CTE led to the resort lifestyle 

In 2008, Maggie O'Mara was a fresh-faced graduate of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) and the Guilderland Central School District. Read More

Business is 'blooming" at the Career and Technical Education floral shop  

More than 50 pre-orders and a steady stream of walk-in orders kept students in the Capital Region BOCES floral design program hopping and practicing skills on Valentine's Day.
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Capital Region BOCES New Visions students three-peat as state champions   

The Capital Region BOCES New Visions: Law and Government Program accomplished on Saturday what most sports teams can only dream of — three-peat as state champions!
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The Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School offers careers without limits for students of all ages, abilities, interests, and backgrounds. In the 21st century workplace, careers have no gender. Start your future here today!


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Parents Bill of Rights

The Parents Bill of Rights is now available, a posting required by the New York State Board of Education. Click here to open the document in PDF format.


Capital Region BOCES testing transparency report

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