Police Respond to Alarm at Administrative Offices – Jan. 30

At approximately 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, school officials conducted a scheduled drill of the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School Albany Campus emergency broadcast system. When the drill was initiated, it activated the alarm at the Capital Region BOCES’ administrative office building, located at 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road. An internal paging system alerted …

New Albany-Based Course to Meet Local Demand for Web Developers

Business-education partnership to develop local workforce pipeline A new computer science course in downtown Albany will help put local residents on the path towards a field that drives job growth and innovation. Capital Region BOCES, Albany Can Code and SUNY Schenectady County Community College are joining forces to address the demand for web developers—jobs that …

Future’s So Bright For These Twin Sisters

Twins Quinn and Sydney Rickard are headed for a bright future. The Schalmont Central School District juniors, who attend our Electrical Trades program, have set their collective sights on careers as union electricians. “It’s fun. I like working with my hands and working with electricity,” said Sydney. The Rickards are charting a non-traditional path for …

First Cohort of Certified Production Technician Students Recognized

Local education and business officials recently joined at the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen for a celebration of the first cohort of students to complete Certified Production Technician training. The Certified Production Technician program is designed to “skill-up” incumbent workers who are looking to advance their careers and enhance the education of an unemployed or …

P-TECH is a “Prescription” for Success for Watervliet Freshman

For Watervliet freshman, Melissa Mayo, the new Capital Region BOCES Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program is a prescription for high school, college and career success. Mayo has long aspired to a career in medicine, but until P-TECH opened this school year she thought those dreams were out of reach. “When I was …

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