Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) maintains a strong social media presence across the platforms — from Twitter to Facebook, Instagram and even SnapChat, CTE shares the stories and lives of area high school and adult students building their future at the Albany, Schoharie and Mohonasen CTE campuses.
@CareerTecTweets is CTE's very own Twitter account and showcases life on the CTE campuses through photos, small videos, links to stories, quotes from students and visitors and much more. Followers of the account have grown leaps and bounds in the last two years from a little more than 350 followers at the end of the 2014-15 school year to 934 followers as the 2016-17 school year nears conclusion — 374% increase in followers.
Capital Region BOCES CTE fans can check out the activities of not just CTE students, but those in many other BOCES programs at the capregionboces Instagram account and the CapitalRegionBOCES Facebook page. For those looking for instantaneous and abbreviated social media communication, check out CapRegionBOCES on SnapChat where posts are made periodically about not just life at CTE, but life across the BOCES student spectrum.
By visiting these platforms, parents and students can see what is going on in the day to day world of CTE and prospective students to get a feel for not only campus life, but what they will be learning in their programs.
For fans of the CTE education, media representatives and supporters, following these social media accounts provides insight into life on the campuses as well as the education students receive.
"These social media platforms provide an excellent opportunity to learn about our students and why they have chosen to pursue their careers and help combat the national skilled labor shortage," said Dr. Valerie Kelsey, deputy director of career and technical education at Capital Region BOCES.