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Capital Region Career & Technical School

Retail & Office Services

Retail studentStores offer a fast-paced and exciting career opportunity for those interested in working with the public while offices typically offer a quieter, but yet fast-paced environment for those looking for a less-public career.

Both setting expect to see rise in employment opportunities in the coming years and Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) can ensure you have the skills necessary to find gainful employment in one setting or the other.

Fast Facts (retail workers)

Information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Job Projections: 2 percent by 2026
  • Median U.S. Salary: $22,290 per year (in 2016)
  • Education requirements: Employers prefer applicants who have a high school diploma or equivalent.


How Capital Region BOCES CTE can get you there

Retail & Office Services students build skills in problem-solving, organizing, business and telephone etiquette, and working as a team. They rotate through internships in retail and office locations.

Students work hands-on and as a team at the Campus Store and Real World Fashion Boutique as well as in the classroom. By gaining experience in the classroom and in the field, Retail & Office Services students will be well-prepared to not only get a job, but to keep it. They benefit both personally and professionally.

Retail & Office Services is a Career Studies program for students who want to learn hands-on, at an alternative pace. The program is designed to meet all the provisions of each students individualized educational program through providing challenging, developmentally appropriate career prep experiences. Career Studies programs at Career & Tech have a student-teacher ratio of approximately 12:1 and are taught by experienced teachers.

Click here for units of study.



Teacher: Gretchen McDonough (Learn more about her)

Guidance couselor: Mary Lou Hamel (email Mary Lou)





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