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

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BOCES built foundation for construction super

Erick Kenney once learned how to properly frame a shed in the halls of the Capital Region BOCES.

Young Black man in a blue suit stands in front of a customer service desk at his hotel.

BOCES provided start for hotel manager

New Albany Marriott Hotel general manager got start as work-based learning student at Capital Region BOCES.

A student covered by a welder's mask and safety gear ignites uses his torch to piece together his metalwork.

Fueling his fire for a career in welding

Aspiring welder Preston Heidelmark heats up his future career outlook while completing an assignment.

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.