Cosmetology learning goes high-tech at
Capital Region BOCES CTE
Students can access learning anytime,
took a high-tech turn at Capital Region BOCES Career and
Technical School (CTE) recently as students were issued tablets to
use throughout their two years at CTE.
The tablets allow the more than 100 students from across the
region access to a world of knowledge involving hair styles,
nail polish applications, massages and more.
"As long as they are hooked onto Wi-Fi, they are always
connected to cosmetology,â€� said longtime instructor Pat Gollub.
Through the new tablets, students have access to textbooks,
demonstration videos, certification preparatory quizzes,
cosmetology games that test skills, tutelage sites and more.
They can also photograph and videotape their lessons, as well as
record the various techniques they perform for addition to their
"It's very helpful. I like that I can learn from anywhere at any
time,â€� said Saviti Persaud, who attends CTE from the Schenectady
City School District.
"It's easy to carry around and has all of the information we
need,â€� added classmate Jenica Albright, from
CTE purchased 120 tablets this year for the students as part of
a long-term technology plan, said Dr. Valerie Kelsey, deputy
director of Career and Technical Education for Capital Region
"It's an all-around better way of learning â€¦ students like to
use technology to learn and through this technology we are able
to better prepare and inform them for the future,â€� Gollub said.
The top photo shows Zoey Luksdik of Cohoes listening to a
video on a tablet as she styles hair.
To the right, Janica Albright of Berne-Knox-Westerlo is all
smiles as she watches a tutorial on a tablet and styles hair.