Career & Technical Education

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    Explore a career before entering college, technical school or the workforce.

Area high school students with all interests, talents and abilities can pursue traditional trades, licensed professions, and honors-level and college-level programs. Interested students should work with their home district’s school counselor to apply.

Capital Region BOCES will take steps to ensure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in CTE programs.


Career & Technical Education Center
Albany Campus | Schoharie Campus | New Visions 

Jeff Palmer, Director
Phone: 518-862-4800

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    “I love that the class feels like a real work environment.”

    Nick Dunham

    Game Design and Implementation student

Faces of Career & Tech

Career and Technical Education Student Alex Stapf, who is wearing a flourescent orange hard hat, black sunglasses, a yellow safety vest and jeans, sits in a large, yellow, construction vehicle in the garage of a Capital Region BOCES construction and heavy equipment classroom. Stapf is turned forward and looks at the camera.

Construction Student Is Driven To Succeed

High school senior Alex Stapf is gaining the construction/heavy equipment knowledge needed to build the business he’s already begun.

Dillon DiGirolamo, who is wearing a tan Carhartt ball cap and work jacket, blue jeans and protective eyewear, looks downward as using a hammer and chisel to work on a wooden board in a Capital Region BOCES Construction classroom.

Grad Builds Future With Local Carpenter Union

Dillon DiGirolamo found the right career at our Career & Technical Education Center and is now building a solid future with a local union.

Career & Technical Education Graduate Reagan Smith, who has long, light brown hair pulled back in a ponytail and is wearing eyeglasses and a light grey hoodie, looks down while sawing a piece of wood with a circular saw in a construction and heavy equipment classroom.

Grad Builds a Solid Career in Construction

Reagan Smith’s time at BOCES offered a solid foundation on which to build a career in construction.

More student profiles

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Find out why nearly 1,000 high school students spend their time with us. 

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professional certification pathways available to students.
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of our graduates pursue college or technical school degrees. 
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80+ businesses
provide workplace experiences for our career & technical education students.
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12 of the 20
fastest growing occupations within the next decade require technical education. CTE helps students acquire this essential skill set.
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college articulation agreements offer students a chance to earn college credit while still in high school.
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6 unique programs
for students with special needs.