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December 11, 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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School leaders, counselors invited to CTE tour, discussion

School counselors and administrators are invited to attend a December 14 gathering at two Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) facilities.


The event will begin at the brand new Mohonasen Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) in Rotterdam and conclude at the CTE campus in Albany.  Read More

Buy your holiday plants at Career and Tech and help students learn

The holidays are a festive time for students in the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) floral design program with business budding in the programs floral shop — Bloomers. Read More

Schoharie chamber education leaders tour CAT classrooms

Schoharie County business leaders toured the newest Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education classrooms this week.


Representatives of the Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce Business-Education Committee toured the Center for Advanced Technology (CAT), touring CTE's manufacturing and machining technology, welding, advanced alternative energy, gam design and implementation classrooms, as well as the future classrooms of the sterile processing technician and theatre and film production technology classes.
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Two adult ed courses to be offered starting in January  

Whether your interest lies under the hood or in potting soil, Capital Region BOCES has an adult education course for you. Read More

Times Union reports on submarine restoration project  

The Times Union reports on the effort by several CTE program to assist the Albany-Saratoga Chapter of U.S. Submarine Veterans by restoring their replica submarine. The vehicle is used in parades and for educational purposes.
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2016 New Visions graduate profiled in statewide publication  

Mathilda Scott, a 2016 graduate of the New Visions: Law & Government program and Cobleskill-Richmondville High School, was profiled in Rural Futures, a publication of the New York State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources. Follow the below link and scroll to page 8 to view the article.
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CTE students film recipe video 

Students at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School recentlty filmed a recipe video for Parent Today, a nationally recognized enews for parents of students of all ages.


Chef Paul Rother and students in his culinary arts class prepared the ingredients for a Southwest Thanksgiving Wrap, a quick meal that utlizes leftovers from turkey day.
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For these females, future success is found in diesel smoke and grease  

With less than one percent of diesel mechanics in the United States being women, you might not expect to find too many of them in a high school diesel technology program. But a trio of local high school students are doing what they can to change that percentage,  as well as mindsets, this year in the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) Diesel Tech program. Read More

Career and Tech students earn honors, high honors during first quarter  

Hundreds of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center students earned honor and high honor roll during the recently concluded first quarter of the 2016-17 school year. Read More

Pies equal dough for Capital Region BOCES culinary students  

Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) culinary students were rolling the dough and rolling in the dough in the final hours before Thanksgiving recess. Read More

Submarine surfaces, offers latest challenge for CTE students  

A submarine surfaced at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) recently, bringing with it a challenge that CTE students promise won't sink them.

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Area career and technical students give to area food pantry  

Just in time for Thanksgiving, students at the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) made a special delivery on Friday to a Schenectady County effort to help the less fortunate. Read More

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.
Capital Region BOCES is offering a part-time classes starting in January in its Adult Practical Nursing Program in Albany at the Career and Technical Education School (CTE). Read More

SkillsUSA conducts annual food drive on the Albany CTE campus 

Students at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School are collecting food in the hopes of making area families' Thanksgiving a little brighter.


Members of the school's SkillsUSA organization are conducting a food drive through Nov. 18.  Read More

For these 2016 graduates, CTE shifted their lives into high gear

A pair of 2016 Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) automotive graduates shifted their education into high gear while at CTE and have already launched their careers and higher education pursuits. Read More


Diesel students turn over a new leaf — and an old engine

For some students, getting a 90 on a test is worthy of a hive-five in class with a friend. For others, its scoring a touch down, hitting a double or just solving a tough equation.


For Zachary Harrell of Schenectady and Logan Peek of Niskayuna, a high-five was in order on Wednesday when they finally got the engine to a 20-year-old bus started. Read More

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Weather-related closings

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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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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