Electrical Trades Students Surprise Teacher with Support

An innocent challenge to friends to support his wife through a donation to Albany Medical Center turned into a surprise showing of support by students in John Puglisi’s electrical trades class at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School. Puglisi’s wife had a brain tumor removed two years ago and earlier this month underwent her …

Educators, Students Join for 30th Annual Technology Awareness Day

More than 600 educational administrators, instructors, students and business partners gathered at the 30th Annual Regional Technology Awareness Day to share and show how technology can inspire student learning. The annual event hosted by the Northeastern Regional Information Center (NERIC) showcases cutting-edge education technology innovations and includes discussion on ways that schools can use technology to …

Designing a creative future

Kody Lieb, who aspires to a career in digital media and graphic design, is the first student in our Internet Application Design program to earn a prestigious Adobe certification. “This designation signifies an expertise that colleges often award credits for and makes job candidates more marketable,” said Internet Application Design Teacher Barb Gorbaty. To earn the …

Welding grad climbs to successful career heights

For 2016 Career and Technical School Welding and Metal Fabrication graduate Ian Mayo, the “height” of success in his chosen career is often 100 feet or more off the ground. Even before graduation, Mayo was parlaying what he’d learned in the classroom and through related work-based learning into a $40-plus/hour job as a full-time journeyman …

Recruitment Underway for 2019-20

Students in our component school districts are encouraged to explore our Career and Technical School and Capital Region Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) programs. 

Statewide “Regional Impact Award” Recognizes Our Innovative Shared Services

Recently, our Shared Transportation, Regional Food Service Management and Pharmacy Purchasing Coalition services were honored with the New York Department of State’s “Regional Impact Award” for the significant benefits these projects offer local school districts. Members of our Management and Administrative services teams accepted the award from New York Secretary of State Rossana Rosado during …

Three Adult Learners Honored by State Association as Students of the Year

Three Capital Region BOCES adult education students were honored this month as New York Association for Continuing and Community Education (NYACCE) Students of the Year. Rebekah Peters, Stephanie Morris and Kristine Bates were nominated for the award by their adult education teachers and chosen from nominees put forth by educators from across New York state.  …

New Accessible Playground Makes Play Easier for All

Thanks to the Guilderland Central School District, New York State Sen. George Amedore, Jr. and generous contributions from the school community, playing together is easier for students on a new, fully accessible playground at Pine Bush Elementary School.  Pine Bush Elementary is one of the schools within the Guilderland district that hosts Capital Region BOCES …

Automotive Teacher Brian Lacroix Honored for Teaching Excellence

Kudos to Brian Lacroix who has been named 2018 Teacher of the Year by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). LaCroix, who has taught in our Automotive Trades Technology program for 12 years, was selected from a pool of candidates from around the country based on his “deep appreciation for students, excellence in …

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