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2016-17 School Year Home Page Archive - Career & Tech

 

May

A trio of students testify

 

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

 

Employers to recruit Capital Region BOCES CTE auto students on May 23  

Nearly a dozen Capital Region employers are expected to recruit students at the annual Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) Automotive Job Fair on May 23, 2017.
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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

 

Master barber shares his skills with aspiring cosmetologists at BOCES

A master barber and owner of Showtime Barbershop in Clifton Park recently shared his decades of experience and expertise with aspiring cosmetologists at the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) Albany campus. Read More

 

Three area high schools students win state technical skills competitions 

Three area high school students won state championships representing Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School recently at the New York State SkillsUSA competition in Syracuse. Read More

 

April


Students to conduct sale to boost student learning

The craftsmanship and hard work of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students will be on display and available for sale on May 1 and 2 during the Career Development and Occupational Studies Program (CDOS) program's Spring Mother's Day-themed Sale. Read More

 

More than three dozen area students are competing in Syracuse at state SkillsUSA event

More than three dozen Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students from across the region are in Syracuse today and tomorrow (April 27 and 28) to test their technical skills against the best students from across the state at the New York State SkillsUSA competition. Read More

 

Hired before the end of high school: HVAC/R students find employment thanks to CTE

Six Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) adult and high school students have been hired following the school's heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) career fair at the end of March. Read More

 

Area students fare well in national automotive competition  

Two Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) automotive students earned a top 20 finish in the National Automotive Technology Competition in New York City. Read More

 

Adult lives her dream thanks to Capital Region BOCES Adult Health Careers Program  

Latham resident Jackie McCormack is living out her childhood dream thanks to Capital Region BOCES and the Adult Health Careers program. Read More

 

The Times Union and a Texas newspaper report on Capital Region BOCES CTE heavy equipment project

A project involving students making repairs to the Schoharie campus roads draws national attentionRead More

 

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

 

Students to conduct Mother's Day sale to boost student learning

The craftsmanship and hard work of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students will be on display and available for sale on May 1 and 2 during the Career Development and Occupational Studies Program (CDOS) program's Spring Mother's Day-themed Sale.
Read More

 

Springtime road repair: A New York tradition and a lesson for CTE students

Springtime in New York brings sun, tulips and potholes. Lots of potholes. Read More

 

Criminal justice students collect evidence of crimes at the Albany campus

There were apparently multiple "assaults" on the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School Albany campus Monday. At least, in criminal justice class there was. Read More

 

More than three dozen area students to compete at state SkillsUSA competition

More than three dozen Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students from across the region will test their technical skills against the best from across the state at the New York State SkillsUSA competition on April 26-28. Read More

 

CTE students earn valuable certification

More than two dozen Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students earned a certification recently that in some cases makes the immediately employable and in others gives them a leg-up on their peers. Read More

 

Submarine project for area veterans is full steam ahead at CTE

Work is well underway at the Albany campus of the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) on a new submarine for an area veteran's group. Read More 

 

Cosmetology student following in her father's footsteps 

Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) cosmetology senior Brianna DePoalo is following in her father's footsteps. Read More

 

Students showcase talents to a packed house

Students lit up the room — literally and figuratively — on April 5 at the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) Albany campus. Read More

Schoharie Career and Tech campus exceeds blood drive goal; earns scholarship

A blood drive last week at the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) Schoharie campus was so successful that it exceeded its goal by 50 percent and helped the campus net a $250 American Red Cross Scholarship. Read More

 

Two CTE students to represent area at a national automotive competition

Two Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) automotive students will compete in the National Automotive Technology Competition in New York City in April.
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Schoharie duo flourish under the bright lights of a live TV cooking segment

Look out Food Network, here come your future stars Haley Shaneberger from Duanesburg and Victoria Todtschiner from Schoharie. Read More

CTE's Got Talent to showcase BOCES student skills

Several area high school students will put their "working" talents on display on April 5 at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE). Read More

Students share their work-based experiences statewide education conference

Two Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students spoke about their work based learning experiences to a packed-house of educators from across New York State on March 29.

 

March

CTE students place third in statewide ProStart competition 

Two Schoharie area high school students took third place in a state-wide culinary competition recently despite competing against larger teams from larger schools. Read More

HVAC/R students heat up their future at career fair 

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

Mock exercises to land real life jobs 

Ask any employer and the answer will likely be the same, most potential employees lack basic interview and resume skills. Read More

This mannequin challenge makes math 'fashionable' 

How many mannequins can you fit into your dream store?  Read More

Schoharie CTE to host blood drive

Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, March 30 at the Schoharie campus, located at 174 State Route 30A in Schoharie. Read More

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. 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. For aspiring nurses and nurse assistants in CTE's Two-Year Sequence of Health Careers Program, the experience is gained in the halls of rooms of a variety of healthcare facilities across the
Capital Region. 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

Schoharie to host college and career fair for young adults

More than two dozen businesses and colleges are registered so far to at the annual Career and Job Exploration Fair at the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School Schoharie Campus on March 22, 2017. 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

Regional SkillsUSA competition cancelled   

This week's regional SkillsUSA competition has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled, Area III SkillsUSA Administrative Trustee Denise Capece announced on Wednesday. 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; advance to regionals   

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

More than 300 students to test their knowledge of the skilled trades  

More than three hundred high school students from the Capital Region, North Country, Hudson Valley and beyond will be at Stratton Air National Guard Base on March 15 to test their skills in everything from heavy equipment operation to heating equipment repair and nursing as part of the annual SkillsUSA competition. 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 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

 

February

Seats are available for high school equivalency, English as a New Language courses  

There are still seats available for adults interested in the next round of free English as a New Language (ENL) and High School Equivalency Diploma (HSE) classes. 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! Read More

Water and fire don't mix, but working with them pays well!

    

Everybody knows water and fire don't mix. Read More

BOCES CTE students donate, collect 50 pints of blood

    

More than 100 lives may have been saved as a result of a recent Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) blood drive. Read More

New York State Automobile Dealers Association turn to CTE students for feedback, new hires

   

Looking to put students in the fast lane to new careers, members of the New York State Automobile Dealers Association (NYSADA) toured Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School on Wednesday, meeting with students, faculty and staff and talking about the future of the industry. Read More

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

   

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

February is national Career and Technical Education month

   

February is Career and Technical Education Month when school districts across the country celebrate programs designed to prepare students for the workforce or to further their education. Read More

Students get a second chance through HSE program

   

Not every student makes it through high school. In fact, in New York, only 77 percent of students complete high school according to U.S. Department of Education statistics. Read More

Students honored for good citizenship

   

Four Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School students were presented recently with "Good Citizen Awards." Read More

Forklift Operator Training Course to be offered in mid-February   

Adults looking to elevate their career prospects are encouraged to take the latest adult education course offering from Capital Region BOCES. Read More

New Visions Open House rescheduled to Feb. 15

    

High school students interested in an in-depth, honors-level study program for their senior year are encouraged to attend a Feb. 15 open house at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE). Read More

January

 

Schoharie Career and Technical Education Center draws 90 prospective students

  

Approximately 90 high school students from throughout the Schoharie region attended an open house at the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Center (CTE) Schoharie campus on January 31. Read More

Welding torch in the morning, pom-poms in the evening

 

She once had her sights set on graduating early. Now, a senior in the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) welding program has her sights set on shattering stereotypes. Read More

Career and Technical Education Center opens its doors to potential students

   

Dozens of area high school students and their families attended an open house at the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Center (CTE) on January 27. Read More

Forklift Operator training course to be offered in mid-February

    

Any adults looking to elevate their career prospects are encouraged to take the latest adult education course offering from Capital Region BOCES. BOCES will be offering in mid-February a Forklift Operator Training Course at the Mohonasenasen Center for Advanced Technology.
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Auto Body students to renovate a classic 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

High school students become lifesavers

 

For some students who attend Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE), the training they receive could some day help them save lives. Read More

New Visions programs to go on display Jan. 31

 

High school students interested in an in-depth, honors-level study program for their senior year are encouraged to attend a Jan. 31 open house at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE).  Read More

Student project: Make learning math fun

 

What do you get when you add cards, dice, student gamers, markers and paint? A lesson in math. Read More

Career and Technical Education Center to open its doors to potential students

 

Students interested in the dozens of programs offered by the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Center (CTE) are invited to attend an open house on Jan. 27 at the Albany CTE campus.  Read More

Internet applications students create brochure for skating competition

 

Students in the Internet Application and Design program at Capital Region BOCES earned valuable work-based learning hours and experience creating a brochure for a regional skating show. Read More

CTE offers a litany of career options, pathways to success

 

The approximately 40 programs CTE offers students can be divided among nine different career clusters. A career cluster is a group of jobs and industries that are related by skills or products. Read More

Adult finds his passion in cooking, turns to CTE

 

Demetrios Fantroy is not a fan of school. But a stint in the Capital Region BOCES culinary program has turned his life around. Read More

New Visions students win 2017 'We The People' competition

 

For the sixth time, students in the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) and Questar III New Visions: Law & Government program will compete at the state "We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution" competition. Read More

Water and fire don't mix, but working with them pays well!

 

Everybody knows water and fire don't mix.  But a pair of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students are betting their future that the combination will work out well for them.  Read More

Learn how to make a floral display with this new adult education course!   

Capital Region BOCES is offering a new six-week adult floral design course starting in February. Read More

Student pursues a 'shocking' career path that offers great reward

  

Despite widespread attention being drawn to the need for skilled trades workers like electricians, it still is shocking to find a student attending a traditional school who says he or she wants to become electrician. Read More

Criminal justice students visit area college

  

About two dozen aspiring law enforcers recently visited the Albany campus of  Bryant & Stratton College to learn how they could build on the career and technical school training at the college. Read More

December

 

Welding student from South Colonie honored with Schwarz Scholarship

  

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

GraduateForty-seven students graduate English as a New Language Program

   

Forty-seven students from 10 different countries graduated from the Capital Region BOCES English as New Language (ENL) level one course during a ceremony on Wednesday. Read More

Canines puts bite into criminal justice learning for BOCES students

  

It wasn't an ordinary Monday in the classroom for aspiring law enforcers at the Capital Region BOCES Schoharie campus. In fact, you could say a pair of visitors really put a bite into their educational learning and helped them sniff out new career opportunities. Read More

Students hit a home run with retail window displays

Albany is a long way from the catwalks of Paris and even the famous holiday window displays of Madidon Avenue in New York City, but Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School students are hitting a home run and scoring a touchdown with their latest assignments. Read More

Cosmetology learning goes high-tech at Capital Region BOCES CTE

Cosmetology took a high tech turn at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) Monday as students were issued tablets to use throughout their two-years at CTE. Read More

CTE students fill Santa's sleigh for the less fortunate; volunteer at city mission

Capital Region BOCES students played the part of Santa's elves recently as they delivered a sleigh filled with toys to the City Mission of Schenectady. Read More

Students give classic, obscure games a new twist

You might expect to see students in a video game design class hard at work doing coding, computer animated design and other technical programming. Read More

Students analyze a foot printArea counselors tour CAT, CTE, hear about new opportunities

Approximately 50 guidance counselors from Capital Region schools visited two Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education locations on Wednesday as part of BOCES' annual guidance day. Read More

Two new adult education courses offered this winter

Two new courses are being launched this winter for adults interested in learning new skills. Read More

Aspiring law enforcers turn to CTE for a career head start

During one class, they may be executing an arrest. On another, searching for contraband. And during yet another class, they may be doing push-ups under the scrutinizing eyes of a drill sergeant.  Read More

Adult sterile processing technician class changes lives

Kishor Madani is not too shy to say what Capital Region BOCES has done for him: "BOCES changed my life 100 percent."   Read More

School leaders, counselors invited to CTE tour, discussion

CTE student Devin McLear, manufacturing teacher Charlene Vice and CTE officials meet with Schoharie Chamber of Commerce representaties in the manufacturing and machining lab

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

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. Read More

NovemberMackinzie Pinney and Jasmine VanWormer work in the diesel tech lab

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. Read More

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. 
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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? 
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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.  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. Read More

Career and Tech students build a gazebo for Jack's Place

Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students are working on their latest effort to help families of Schenectady hospital patients.

Students at the CTE Schoharie campus are hard at work building a gazebo for Jack's Place in Schenectady, which, when complete, will be a home away from home for families of patients seeking care at Ellis Hospital or other medical facilities in the area.
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CTE senior from Schoharie presented with American Welding Society scholarship

A Schoharie High School senior was presented with a scholarship and welding supplies on Thursday as he joined the president of the American Welding Society on a tour of the state-of-the-art Capital Region BOCES welding lab in the new Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) at Mohonasenasen. Read More

Capital Region BOCES students recruited by area colleges

More than a dozen institutions of higher learning descended on the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) Albany campus on Wednesday and the Schoharie campus on Tuesday to recruit students. Read More

Lowes community volunteers build an outdoor gathering area for CTE

Students at the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) will soon have an outdoor gathering area thanks to the efforts of Lowes and its community volunteer program.
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Check out the newly released NYSSBA video on our cosmetology program

The New York State School's Board Association released in late October a video they produced about the cosmetology program at CTE and the hours it takes — incuding summer hours — to become a cosmetologist. Check it out here. Read More

Masking a lesson in theatrical fun

They may not all land jobs as make-up artists for the classic rock band Kiss or work behind the scenes in Hollywood or on Broadway, but cosmetology students at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) all learn the fine art of theatrical makeup application before they graduate. Read More

October

 

Adult learner earns diploma, job skills and heats up his future through BOCES

Stephen Zwack was supposed to graduate from Berne-Knox-Westerlo (BKW) high school in 2001, but life intervened. Read More

Adult sterile processing technician class changes lives

Kishor Madani is not too shy to say what Capital Region BOCES has done for him: "BOCES changed my life 100 percent." Read More

CTE communication efforts receive state honors

For the second time this year, communication efforts on behalf of the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) are being honored. Read More

Heavy equipment students break ground — and trees — to create a trail at Schoharie

Heavy equipment program students at the Schoharie campus of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) are building an adventure/obstacle course in an effort to help their peers in the criminal justice program and perhaps the greater Schoharie community. Read More

Students raise money for cancer research; share knowledge with young ice skaters

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Capital Region BOCES cosmetology students and faculty in the cosmetology program recently raised $1,200 for breast cancer research. Students welcomed members of the public into their classroom from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Oct. 19, offering up everything from facials to a wash and dry, pedicure and coloring in exchange for donations to the American Cancer Society. Read More

SkillsUSA officers inducted at Albany Campus

Students ranging from future fashion designers to future electricians, contractors and nurses will lead the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School Albany campus SkillsUSA chapter for the 2016-17 school year. During a Wednesday ceremony that drew friends, relatives and school officials, the Albany SkillsUSA chapter inducted its slate of morning and afternoon sessions officers for the school year. Read More

Students seek to break the mold with new machining program at CTE

According to the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 30 percent of high school students graduate with no plans to attend college and little or no job skills. Taking that a step further, of the 68 percent of high school students who do attend college, 40 percent don't finish with a degree! Read More

Students to offer spa treatments to raise money for breast cancer research

 

Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) cosmetology students will throw open their classroom doors to the public on Oct. 19 to raise funds for breast cancer research. Students will conduct a day-long spa on the Albany CTE campus with all of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Read More

CTE program immerses students into theater life at Proctors

 

Students from across the Capital Region are learning from An American in Paris thanks to a partnership between Capital Region BOCES Career an Technical School (CTE), area high schools and Proctors Theatre.

Students are taking part in a five-week, one-day-a-week technical theater training program run by CTE and hosted at Proctors called Broadway Tech Career Orientation. The new program, which began in mid-September, runs through Oct. 23. Read More

The Times Union reports on  Jack's Place work by CTE student

  

Follow the link to the story and multiple photos of the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School Schoharie students at work. Read More

CTE students build, move and build again a shed for Jack's Place

  

Construction students from the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School took the streets of Schenectady on Friday to give rise to a shed that will serve the families of sick people seeking aid in Schenectady healthcare facilities. Read More

Schoharie CTE SkillsUSA chapter elects officers for the school year  

SkillsUSA chapter members from the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School in Schoharie recently inducted their student leaders for the 2016-17 school year.

During an Oct. 4 ceremony that drew friends, relatives and school officials, the Schoharie chapter swore in its officers for the morning and afternoon sessions. The Albany CTE campus will conduct its ceremony on Oct. 19. Read More

Health Careers job fair scheduled for The Albany Literacy Zone

  

The Albany Literacy Zone will host a Healthcare Job Fair on Oct. 27 at the Capital South Campus in downtown Albany.

The first-ever event will run from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the school, located at 220 Warren Street in Albany. Read More

Paul Tonko tours Center for Advanced Technology, praises BOCES and Mohonasenasen 

U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko met with students from across the Capital Region recently as he toured Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Mohonasenasen Central School District classes in the new Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) at Mohonasenasen. Read MoreCheyenne St. Pierre of RCS has her hands checked for germs under a black light by classmate Willie Wilday of Bethlehem.

Black light experiment helps culinary students not serve up germs 

Armed with black lights, integrated science teacher Brian Conway and CTE teacher Chef Paul Dolan made their way around the stainless steal food prep table in the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) kitchen. Read More

CTE heavy equipment student wins competition at SUNY Cobleskill 

You can call Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) senior Gene Broadwell a maestro of the machine; Perhaps, though, he would prefer being known as the Babe Ruth of the backhoe or the Earnhardt of the excavator. Read More

Video release: Health Careers Center offers adults advancement & opportunities

 

Through a series of programs, the Capital Region BOCES Health Careers Center offers adults a number of options to build their future. 
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Students prepare corsages for veteran St. Peter's nurses 

Students in the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School floral program recently helped to make a recognition dinner a little more special for veteran Capital Region nurses.
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A part-time evening adult nursing class to launch in November

  

Looking to re-imagine your future? Capital Region BOCES has a program for you.
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The Times Union runs a front page article on the new CAT building, Mohonasenasen-CTE partnership

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Follow the link to the newspaper's website. Read More

September

 

Criminal justice students get physical thanks to National Guard

  

With a drill sergeant barking "attention" and "about face," you might excuse criminal justice students at the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) Schoharie campus if they thought for a split moment on Wednesday they were in boot camp. Read More

CTE student, chef serve up charity during fundraiser

  

Help "plate” 2,400 servings of food in six hours.

That was the task put before Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) senior Vanessa Liegeot and CTE teacher Chef Paul Rother as they worked alongside culinary experts from across the region at the annual Regional Food Bank's Chefs & Vintners' Harvest Dinner. .
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BOCES to offer High School Equivalency testing in Schoharie County

  

Anyone interested in obtaining a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma can start the process during two upcoming sessions scheduled for the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) Schoharie campus.
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Juniors ignite a passion for the first time in the CTE welding lab at Mohonasenasen CAT facility

  

Juniors in the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) welding program tried their hand at welding for the first time Thursday in the new state-of-the-art welding lab at the Mohonasenasen Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) in Rotterdam.
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1977 adult nursing graduate — one of a family of three — returns, praises BOCES

  

In 1975, Lorelei Haggart was a recent high school graduate working in the cafeteria of Child's Hospital in Albany when her mother — a housewife who always dreamt of being a nurse herself – enrolled her in the Capital Region BOCES part-time adult practical nursing program. Read More

Fall open houses announced

  

Parents and the community are invited to see what the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School (CTE) has to offer learners of all ages and talents at a trio of fall open houses.

Open houses will be conducted at the Albany and Schoharie campuses, as well as The Mohonasenasen Center for Advanced Technology starting in late September.
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Students, faculty to take part in Back to School Expo on Saturday 

Faculty and students from the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) will join their counterparts from other area educational institutions and related businesses at the annual Back to School Expo Saturday in Albany. Read More

Culinary grads compete, earn accolades in college  

Just a couple of weeks into their college careers, a pair of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) culinary graduates have cooked up success. Read More

There's still time to register for these Capital Region BOCES CTE Adult Ed courses

    

There is still time to register for two adult education courses that Capital Region BOCES will be offering later this year, as well as two that started this week. Read More

Graduates offer insight into the value of a CTE education    

Whether or not to pursue a career in technical education is always a tough topic for students and parents alike.

But the numbers speak for themselves – the demand for workers with technical skills is soaring – while other employment forecasts lag in comparison. Read More

WNYT, CBS6, WTEN and more report on New Visions: Law & Government 9/11 museum lesson    

Follow the link to the media page to see all of the coverge of the Sept. 9 lesson at the New York State Museum. Read More

With State Ed commissioner taking part, students reflect on 9/11 terrorist attacks   

Fifteen years—nearly their entire lifetime—have passed since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, yet for students in the Capital Region BOCES New Visions: Law & Government class, the attacks are as relevant today as they were 15 years ago. Read More

As school opens, these 1,000 students look to earn marketable skills for the future  

About 1,000 high school students from across the Capital Region entered the world of automotive repair, computer networking hair styling and nursing – to name just a few occupations – as they returned to school this week and started training for life outside of high school. Read More

Many new faces welcome Capital Region BOCES CTE students this year  

Many new faces welcomed on Wednesday the more than 1,000 Capital Region high school students attending the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Schools (CTE) in Albany, Schoharie and Mohonasenasen. Read More

Students to mark 9/11 with essays, reflections at New York State Museum 

In commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, area high school students will gather at the New York State Museum to reflect on the terrorist attack on the nation on Friday, September 9. Read More

Area woman honors cousin with a donation to Capital Region BOCES CTE 

A Capital Region woman is keeping the memory of her cousin who was killed in the Vietnam Conflict alive with a donation to Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE). Read More

Capital Region BOCES CTE launches new health careers courses 

With the aging of the Baby Boomer generation, demand has skyrocketed for workers in the healthcare industry. Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School is doing it's part to prepare students for careers in the industry, introducing a new course for the 2016-17 school year and planning another new course for the 2017-18 school year.

Both courses will give students the option to be certified for careers in the industry or have a basis for further education in the field. Read More

August

Schalmont grad says CTE gave him a 'big advantage' over peers   Kaitlyn Peck gives a manicure to three-year-old Gianna Spinnato

"Pay attention and take everything from the program that you can."

That is the advice 2016 Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) graduate Nicholas Squires has for CTE Diesel Technology: Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Repair students as they begin their junior years on the CTE campus.  Read More

Grad Profile: Cohoes graduate will pay for college with her CTE knowledge   

For 2016 Capital Region BOCES Career and technical School (CTE) graduate, CTE was a pathway to college and a paycheck. Read More

Grad Profile: 'CTE gave me employability skills' 

At a time when employers nationwide complain about a lack of soft skills among their workers — workers who lack work ethic, communication skills, timeliness, etc. — 2016 Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) graduate Ben Nirschl said he knows what employers want and has what they are looking for thanks to CTE. Read More

Albany woman donates vehicle to Capital Region BOCES CTE

It had its glory days cruising the streets of the Capital Region and now a 1997 Lincoln Town Car Gold Edition will find a new purpose educating the region's youth. Read More

Grad Profile: Grad is prepared to move heaven & Earth — well, at least Earth

Class of 2016 Schalmont graduate plans to move "heaven and Earth" in the future — well, to be fair, just Earth. Read More

 

Grad Profile: 2016 grad aspires to career as nurse practitioner 

Attending Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School is the first stop on a long career train for 2016 Berne-Knox-Westerlo (BKW) graduate Savannah Wagoner.

This fall, she is starting classes at Maria College enroute to an associates degree. but that is not all she plans to do. Wagoner has her eyes set on a higher goal — a bachelor's degree in nursing and later a nurse practitioner license.
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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.
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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. Read More

Re-imagine your future with Capital Region 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

 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

Grad Profile: CTE taught me much more than auto body repair  

For Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) graduate Robert Epps, the education he received went far beyond his chosen trade of auto body repair. Read More

Grad Profile: CTE taught me style and finances  

"I learned so much about my career and about mutual funds at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School
(CTE)," said Taylor Twedt, a 2016 graduate of the cosmetology program. Read More

Adult Practical Nursing class offered for 2016-17 school year      

Are you an adult seeking to change, enhance or start a great career?

It's time to take action and prepare to join one of the fastest growing and highest demand jobs in the nation — nursing. Read More

Grad Profile: From wiring a booth to being wired for life

      

The highlight of Vincent Willsey's two years at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) is the first time he wired a booth in the electrical trades lab. Read More

July

Goldstein Auto donates vehicle to Capital Region BOCES CTE      

Students at the Schoharie campus of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) will have a new vehicle to learn their trade on when school year opens in September.
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Grad Profile: Schenectady grad credits CTE with making him a college student      

You could say that attending Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) has changed 2016 Schenectady City School District graduate Nick George's life. Read More

New Visions graduate: Journalism is alive and kicking       

Many graduates of the New Visions: Multimedia and Digital Communications program are evidence that journalism, despite popular predictions of its imminent demise, is thriving.
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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.
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Grad Profile: CTE taught me the skills and knowledge of employers are looking for     

"I learned the skills of an HVAC/R technician and also the skills and knowledge of what employers are looking for." Read More

Lansingburgh student extolls the virtue of New Visions program     

When Morgan Hume arrives at Suffolk University in Boston this fall to major in journalism, she will be "one step ahead of her college classmates" thanks to the experiences of the New Vision: Multimedia and Digital Communications program offered by Capital Region BOCES. 
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Graduates: SEMI High Tech U camp broadens horizons

   

Current students taking part in SEMI High Tech U and past attendees agree, attending the three-day camp broadens horizons and better prepares campers for life in a global high tech workforce. 
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Adult learners and English as a second language students to graduate

   

Adults who are earning their high school equivalency (HSE) diplomas (previously known as GEDs) as well as those who have graduated the Capital Region BOCES English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) program will be celebrated during a graduation ceremony on July 28 in Albany. 
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Dozens of area high school students prepare for STEM careers this week

  

The annual SEMI High Tech U program is in full swing today, tomorrow and Friday in the Capital Region, providing opportunities for students to prepare for careers in STEM. 
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Grad Profile: SCCC-bound graduate credits CTE with teaching him HVAC/R  

There is one thing certain about learning the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) trade — the job prospects are quite hot. 
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Troy Record reports on summer cosmetology program at CTE  

Follow the link to the story, photo.
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Grad Profile: Middleburgh graduate to build on auto knowledge in welding program

  

For Brian Nelson of Middleburgh, his favorite times are ones spent getting his hands greasy working on an automobile. Read More

Capital Region BOCES CTE implements safety upgrades

   

With the sound of a sledge hammer and excavator working on a new upgrade, Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) administrators recently detailed a number of the safety and security upgrades undertaken at the Albany CTE campus during the last year.
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Grad Profile: Criminal justice graduate credits CTE with hands-on experiences 

For class of 2016 graduate Shawn St. Louis, his favorite memory of attending CTE is a little different than most high school graduates. Read More

Slots still available in free STEM summer camp  

There are still slots available for a FREE camp for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Read More

Students spend their summer learning the latest cosmetology techniques 

If you want to be a cosmetologist, you have to go to summer school.

No that's not the message to just one student who didn't do well during the school year; rather that is the message each and every high school student attending Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School's (CTE) cosmetology program receives as they start the comstology program at CTE. Read More

Grad Profile: 'It's been an honor to attend CTE'

"I chose to attend Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) as a stepping stone... to see if nursing was right for me," said Karley Audino, a 2016 graduate of the nurse assistant program on the Albany CTE campus. Read More

Capital Region BOCES CTE earns national communication honors

For the second consecutive year, the communication and recruiting efforts of the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) have won national communication awards.
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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.
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Grad Profile: College student returned to complete the fashion program

Shadeh Din enjoyed the fashion program so much as a senior, that she returned as an adult student during the 2015-16 school year to complete the two-year program while she was also taking courses at Hudson Valley Community College. Read More

Notice of Evaluation for Accreditation   

An accreditation evaluation team from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools will be on the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) campus from April 3-6, 2017.
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More than 100 adults graduate from the BOCES LPN program   

More than 100 adults earned their professional nurse accreditations at a ceremony at Proctors Theatre on June 28 and are on their way to becoming Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs).
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Graduate Profile: 'CTE gave me a lot of experience'     

A key tenet of the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) education is getting real life experiences. Read More

BOCES to once again host SEMI High Tech U    

Capital Region BOCES will once again play host to the annual SEMI High Tech U program that draws students from across the region to a three-day program to prepare them for the possibility of careers in STEM. Read More

 

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