Former Welding Student Returns as a Teacher

A decade after graduating from the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education welding program, Don Mattoon has returned to the school’s hallowed halls and bustling welding labs.  The Rotterdam resident joined the ranks of BOCES teachers in September, teaching aspiring welders from across the Capital Region the art and skill of welding, as well …

Adult Welding Student Awarded Schwarz Scholarship

Once ‘lost,’ Joe Tetreault found his passion and career working with metal Welding student Joe Tetreault is the latest recipient of the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School Evan M. Schwarz Helping Hand Memorial Scholarship. The $500 award was presented by the Schwarz family, teacher Jesse Novak and CTE administrators during a recent ceremony …

Building Trades Senior Shows Compassion Beyond His Years

Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) student Michael “Harry” Mansion exudes intelligence and compassion well beyond his years. The senior from Niskayuna enjoys things most teens his age do – playing lacrosse, listening to music and hanging out with friends. Like his peers, the building trades program student also has his sights set …

Two New Administrators Join BOCES

New director of educational support services and special education executive principal appointed by the board. In an effort to better serve our component districts and internal staff as well as provide more supervision and oversight for the work we do, two new positions have been created. The individuals who have been hired to fill these …

New Courses for Budding Engineers and Pet-Lovers

Programs available to students in September 2018  Animal lovers and problem-solvers rejoice – two exciting new options will be available next school year, as outlined below.  Engineering Technician Program  Learn about the semi-conductor industry; clean room protocols; safety; electronics; hand tool usage; automation; tool extraction and repair; valve operation and repair; and more. Students who …

Student Cooks Up a ‘Hot’ Career

Junior is fanning the flames of his career choice while extinguishing fires. Ian Cote is chasing down a hot career at Capital Region BOCES, but he is not learning the primary skills that career requires in the Career and Technician Education Center (CTE). Rather, the junior from Niskayuna Central School District, is learning culinary skills that …

From Pom-Poms to a Welding Torch

Samantha Petrosino is breaking stereotypes and enjoying every minute of it. She once had her sights set on graduating high school early. Now, a 2017 graduate of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) welding program, she has her sights set on shattering stereotypes in the world of underwater welding. Petrosino was a cheerleader …

From High School Drop-Out to Honor Society

Stephen Zwack finds success and a career From high school drop-out to member of the National Technical Honor Society Academic Achievement Award winner. That’s the life path for Stephen Zwack who graduated in June from the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) adult program. Zwack was supposed …

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