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Capital Region BOCES students recruited by area colleges

A couple of dozen institutions recruit studentsA recruiter greets a student

Long gone are the days where career and technical schools can only be thought of in terms of giving students specific job skills and no more proof of that is needed than this week's college fairs on the Albany and Schoharie campuses of Capital Region BOCES.

More than a dozen institutions of higher learning vied for the attention on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 of students who are seeking higher education armed with the skills they have learned at CTE.

Some of the students who visited the recruiters are planning on attending college to secure a more in-depth education in the skills they learned at CTE, while others are pursuing a completely new career path in college and paying for it using the skills learned at CTE.

“I am going to college to be a teacher. I am learning heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) at Capital Region BOCES because it is a good back-up career,” said Jake Molaro of Cohoes, one of the college fair attendees.

Another CTE student said the college fairs provided an excellent opportunity to improve his knowledge about what welding offerings colleges have.

a crowd"I am planning to go to college for welding, so today I was happy to get a feel for it and collect information,” said Malachi Smith, junior from South Colonie.

Overall, more than 60 percent of Capital Region BOCES CTE students go on to college to pursue further education, mirroring national trends.

Institutions on-hand at the two Capital Region BOCES college fairs ranged from the Culinary Institute of America to SUNY Cobleskill, Lincoln Technical School and Alfred State to Johnson & Wales and Lincoln Technical Institute.

In the top photo, Alfred State Recruiter Grace Graziano talks with welding student Malachi Smith, from South Colonie.

In the second photo, students crowd into the fair in Albany.

In the third photo, SUNY Cobleskill's Allison Applegate watches as CTE student Daynell Coffin of Schenectady fills out an information card.

A Cobleskill recruiter and a CTE student



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