Career & Technical Education

  • Sparks fly as a welding student works on a piece of metal.

    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.

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    “My friends told me about the program and it has been great! It really prepares you and lets you see if construction is for you.”

    Lawrence Masi

    Construction/Heavy Equipment student

Faces of Career & Tech

Capital Region BOCES Culinary graduate Charlie Nadler, wearing a tie-dyed t-shirt, backward black ball cap, blue face mask and making a peace sign with their fingers, looks out of the window of a brightly colored food truck with a logo that reads "Cosmic Charlie's Grateful Grill."

Grad Turned “Groovy” Entrepreneur

Charlie Nadler’s Culinary Arts training is taking him places—all over the country, in fact.

Diesel Technology student Nicholas Grock, who has short light brown hair and is wearing clear, protective eye wear, a black face mask and dark blue coveralls, works on the engine of a large truck in a repair bay at Capital Region BOCES' Career & Technical School.

Livin’ The Dream of Diesel Mechanics

Diesel Technology student Nicholas Grock is living his dream of learning to keep big rigs and heavy equipment up and running.

Entertainment Technology alumnus Noel Lyman, who has long light brown hair and is wearing eyeglasses, a black face mask and black hoodie with red lettering, stands on stage at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, New York surrounded by scenery, and is interviewed on camera by a reporter from an Albany-area television station.

Designing A Future In Entertainment Tech

Our Entertainment Technology program let grad Noel Lyman explore the world of theater—up close and hands-on.

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

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100
professional certification pathways available to students.
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75%
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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63
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.