Dozens Honored at 2018 National Technical Honor Society Inductions

Forty Career and Technical School (CTE) students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) and 10 seniors were recognized for serving two years in the NTHS during a May 21 ceremony at South Colonie Central High School. Those honored represent a cross section of CTE programs, from welding and culinary to the New …

Students Leave a Lasting Gift in the Schoharie Community

Graduating Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) students are making a lasting gift to the Schoharie community through improvements along Fox Creek. On May 16, students in the Commercial Construction/Heavy Equipment program began work on a project to improve the safety of the area leading to the Fox Creek Bridge. Once completed, an …

Students Earn High Honors at State SkillsUSA Competition

Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) students earned high honors and numerous trips to the medal podium during the New York State SkillsUSA competition in Syracuse April 26-27, 2018. Tyler Blackman, who attends the CTE theatre program at the Center for Advanced Technology at the Mohonasen School District, bested dozens of other competitors …

Culinary Students are ProStart Victors – Top 10 in the Nation

A student team from the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School recently cooked up a Top 10 finish in “the country’s premier secondary school culinary competition.” High schoolers Jovan Afzali of Berne-Knox-Westerlo, Devlan Matthews of Schoharie, and Alexia Torres and Katelyn Manchester of Cobleskill-Richmondville placed ninth out of 46 teams from across the country in …

School Boards Approve BOCES’ 2018-19 Budget

Component school district boards of education unanimously approved Capital Region BOCES’ proposed $9.3 million administrative budget for the 2018-2019 school year.  Component school districts “vote” on the rest of the total proposed $134.2 million budget by deciding whether or not to participate in BOCES services each year. Most of the budget is an estimate based on …

Culinary Team Cooks Its Way to National Competition

A  team of aspiring chefs will compete in a national culinary competition later this spring after winning the New York State ProStart Invitational at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park.  The Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) culinary students are Jovan Afzali of Berne-Knox-Westerlo, Devlan Matthews of Schoharie, Alexia Torres and Katelyn …

Students Earn Regional Honors for Career and Technical Skills

First-Place Medalists Advance to State SkillsUSA Competition  Nearly 40 Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) students put their skills to the test in everything from heavy equipment operation to heating equipment repair, nursing and more at a regional SkillsUSA competition.  The annual event allows high school students to showcase their technical knowledge of …

Partnership Results in Donation, Advice and Job Offers

A cement truck, an employment offer, and some sound advice from graduates. Callanan Industries delivered all three to the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) this winter as representatives from the international company paid a visit to the Diesel Technology program. The main reason for the visit from the Albany-based operation was to …