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.

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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

High school student Treyvon Landells, wearing a white chef's uniform and hat, eyeglasses and a protective black face mask, looks down as he uses a wisk to stir ingredientsat a workstation in a Capital Region BOCES culinary kitchen.

Senior Cooks Up A Culinary Future

Attending our Culinary Arts and Hospitality program gives senior Treyvon Landells “a sense of purpose.”

Machining program graduate and interim instructor Kody Skeals, wearing a black hoodie and protective light blue face masks, stands to the right of two students, both wearing protective eyeglasses and face masks, and instructs them on using a tabletop tool.

Machining Grad Back As Teacher

Attending our Career & Technical School gave Kody Skeals the foundation to start a career as a machinist and return as a teacher.

Network Cabling student Adam Burton, wearing a black ball cap, blue protective face mask and grey sweatshirt, works with tools on an electrical box mounted on the wall of a Career & Technical School classroom.

Wired For Success

Network Cabling/Smart Home Technology program has given senior Adam Burton a host of career options and skills for success.

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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.