NYS Travel Restrictions and School Attendance

We want to ensure that your child is able to return to school once school is back in session after the holiday break. Please note the following requirements issued by New York state regarding travel due to COVID-19: Any student who travels to another state other than Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts or Vermont for …

Laptop Donation Expands Online Learning For Area Students

Online learning is now more of a possibility for students, teachers and staff in the Watervliet City School District, thanks to a generous donation of 300 used laptop computers by GlobalFoundries semiconductor manufacturer. Capital Region BOCES received the donation on behalf of the district and has coordinated the tech support and distribution of these devices. “This …

From Molding Minds To Molding Metal

A move back east from the West Coast sparked a desire in Laura Kessler to give a new career a try—metal fabrication.

Plugging Into The Electrical Trades

Our Residential Electrical/Electrical Trades course makes “good sense” for adult learner Kevin Felton.

Parent/Family Consent For COVID Testing

The following letter from Capital Region BOCES’ District Superintendent Anita Murphy was sent on Dec. 4 to families of students attending BOCES school sites. They are Airline Drive Academy, Maywood School and our three Career and Technical School campuses in Albany, Schoharie and the Center for Advanced Technology @Mohonasen.   ———————————— By now, you have likely …

Virtual College Fair Connects Adult Nursing Students With Higher Ed

“I have been a home health aide, certified nurse assistant, patient care assistant and now I am doing Adult Practical Nursing program and eventually I will get RN. It’s about improving yourself.” — current Adult Practical Nursing student Jessica Johnston. During a recent college fair, current full- and part-time Adult Practical Nursing (APN) students had …

New Electrical and Building Trades Classes for Adult Learners

Adults looking for the skills and training for a new career now have two new paths to follow:  Commercial Electrical Trades and Building Trades. The 150-hour Commercial Electrical Trades program, beginning January 2021 at the Career and Technical School Albany Campus, will provide adult students with fundamental skills and training in commercial electrical trades. A …

New Initiative to Elevate Women Into School Leadership

New program seeks to create greater gender diversity within schools and on administrative teams In an effort to increase the number of women in school administration, Capital Region BOCES and the New York State Association for Women in Administration (NYSAWA) are forming a partnership with Tenshey, Inc., to help women school leaders build their professional …

Career And Tech Skills Help Further Students’ Military Goals

While many high school students choose career and technical education to prepare for careers in the skilled trades and in college, others come to us for the skills to help them specialize or advance up the ranks in the military. This is true for Colonie High School senior Kayleigh Rittner, a student in Two-Year Sequence …

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