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August 28, 2016
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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The 4+1 graduation option 

Recent education reforms recognize the vital role career and technical education plays in engaging students’ interests in rigorous academic programming while offering them a competitive advantage and rewarding future.

In January 2015, the New York State Board of Regents approved regulations allowing students statewide to graduate with a specialized diploma in career and technology education, among other areas of study.
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Grad Profile: Attending CTE gave me a voice and great confidence 

For Brittany Boyce, attending the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School has been a game-changer.
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New adult automotive class offered by Capital Region BOCES 

Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) is offering an automotive class this fall for adults interested in entering the world of automotive care. Read More

Grad Profile: CTE has taught me not to fear new tasks an ideas 

For Alexis Schulze, the cosmetology program at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School was the key to a future without student loans. Read More

Graduate Profile: Schenectady grad heading for a career serving others 

He has an arresting personality and a marksmen's eye on what he wants to do in the future — go to college and join law enforcement. Read More

New adult floral design course offered by Capital Region BOCES

If you have a budding interest in flowers and aspire to a career using your "green thumb," then Capital Region BOCES has an adult course offering just for you.   Read More

Grad Profile: Filled with confidence grad will return to take adult nursing course 

"CTE has taught me everything I need to know during my clinical experience in a nursing home and home care facility."  Read More

Lowes helps students learn, spruce up BOCES for the start
of the 2016-17 school year 

Students in Capital Region BOCES’ two-week Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) “Summer Works" camp got a helping hand recently from home-improvement retailer Lowes in learning a multitude of landscaping skills. Read More

Duanesburg graduate 're-imagined' her future through CTE

For 2014 Duanesburg Central School District graduate Angelica Cadwell, attending Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) was all about re-imagining her future.
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Parents and students:
Please read this letter regarding attendance and cell phone usage

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Re-imagine your future with Capital Region BOCES CTE Adult Education

Do you get your buzz working with electricity? Do your budding interests lay in floral design? Does the thought of getting paid to work on cars shift your ambitions into high gear? Well, then Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School has an adult education course for you! Read More

Grad Profile: 'New Visions challenges you'

"CTE has taught me to take risks and to step out of my comfort zone for a chance to learn something new or develop a valuable skill that can set me apart from others." So said 2016 Greenville Central School District and New Visions: Digital and Multimedia studies graduate Elaina Spahmer as she wound up her time in the program. Read More

Grad Profile: Niskayuna graduate heading into a super hot career field

Cole LaJeunesse’s aspirations upon graduation were pretty simple — to get a job. Read More

New course prepares adults for the cool world of heating, refrigeration

A new offering from capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) offers adult students an opportunity to not only learn the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) trade, but also places them in internships in area businesses.
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Important dates for the start of the school year

As the 2016-17 school year nears, Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) is announcing several important dates for upcoming year.  Read More

Grad Profile:  'CTE gave me an amazing opportunity'

In one day, Jessica Shultis competed in a major competition and fundraiser in Albany as part of her education at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School, traveled to Cortland with her Schalmont High School Soccer Team where she won the state title and returned to Albany that evening to serve dinner as part of the Culinary Cornucopia regional culinary competition. Read More

Grad Profile:  Attending CTE is the recipe for success

Testing her culinary skills against her peers and professional chefs was the highlight of 2016 graduate Carly Yezzo's two years in the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School's (CTE) culinary program. Read More

New adult welding course offers internships, interview skills

Capital Region BOCES is launching a new adult welding program this fall that will provide the certifications of the school's highly successful adult welding program as well as internships, resume writing and interview skill classes. Read More

Grad Profile: From CTE to New York City fashion school

Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) graduate Nastassia Sanchez has a plan and a means to execute it thanks to her time at CTE.
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Grad Profile: 'CTE gave me direction and path to a career'

Direction and a clear path to a career. That is what Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) graduate Catherine Borst credits CTE with giving her during her two years at the Schoharie Campus.
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Register now to become an LPN

Interested in a career with room for growth and the potential for excellent compensation? Look no further than becoming an adult practical nurse. Read More

Capital Region BOCES CTE names Joseph Duffy new Albany principal 

A longtime educator who most recently served as principal in the Schenectady City District has been selected to serve as principal of the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) Albany Campus. Read More

CDOS students learn at the Albany Marriott 

Four area high school students earned valuable work-based learning hours while learning job skills on Tuesday (Aug. 2) at the Albany Marriott on Wolf Road. Read More

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2016-17 school year archive, the 2015-16 school year archive or here.

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In the event of inclement weather, students and their parents/guardians should follow school closing information provided by their home high schools. Students home school districts determine whether or not to transport students, end their day early or close their high school campuses.  Adult students should watch the media for school closings; their classes are cancelled if the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School is closed.


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

You may view the report by clicking here.



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