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.
Students from Schoharie, Schalmont, Middleburgh and Berne-Knox-Westerlo (BKW) schools attended the open house along with their guidance counselors and Dr. Mark Pitterson, principal of BKW. More prospective students from Sharon Springs, Cobleskill-Richmondville and Duanesburg are attending an open house on Feb. 1 at CTE.
Some of the interested students were looking to explore career options while others already know what they want to do and want the competitive edge as they looked at the various programs ranging from culinary to heavy equipment to cosmetology offered at the campus.
In one classroom, prospective students tried their hands at hairstyling while in another prospective students soldered and in yet another classroom, a prospective student changed the brakes on a car. Outside, students interested in the heavy equipment program got an experience most 10th graders never will have — operating a backhoe.
"That was fun," said Hunter Uveges of Schalmont as he exited
one of two backhoes set up
for the prospective students to operate.
Capital Region BOCES CTE offers 40 programs at three campuses, as well as several classrooms located throughout the region. For more on any of the programs, click here.
Anyone interested in exploring career options at CTE or attending a specific program should contact their home district guidance office as well as reach out the CTE guidance office at (518) 862-4800.
In the top photo, Alexandra Guidarelli of Schalmont demonstrates a styling technique to prospective student Lindsay Tietz of Schalmont.
To the right prospective student Terry Lansing tries his hand at operating a backhoe as current CTE student Caleb Brizzee watches
Below right, criminal justice student William Fontanet of CRCS frisks a prospective student, Mason Bender, from Middleburgh.
Below, prospective students listen to a BOCES administrator.