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

Two LPN students, Cassidy Knapp and Shenella Alert, wearing grey scrubs, look at a hospital bed.

CNA Graduate Returns to Pursue Healthcare Passion

Cassidy Knapp graduated from the CNA program 15 years ago. Passion and purpose brought her back to the classroom.

Emily Burdikoff takes photo of red t-shirt

Senior Designs a Bright Future

Emily Burdikoff uses skills learned in the Digital Media Design program to offer local business partner a “fresh perspective” on major projects.

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.

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.