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 school guidance 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

Adult Welding and Metal Fabrication student Laura Kessler, wearing a face mask and heat protective clothing and a shield welds metal as sparks fly in a Capital Region BOCES classroom.

From Molding Minds To Molding Metal

Laura Kessler has turned up the heat on a career in welding and metal fabrication.

Adult Nursing student Sonisha Robinson, wearing eyeglasses, a light blue face mask and orange hooded sweatshirt, measures medicine in a Capital Region BOCES classroom.

Pursuing A Passion To Help Through Nursing

Sonisha Robinson is turning a passion for helping others into a career in nursing.

Adult student Kevin Felton, wearing a black ball cap turned backwards, glasses and a face mask works with wiring at a workbench in an Electrical Trades classroom.

Plugging Into The Electrical Trades

Our Residential Electrical/Electrical Trades course makes “good sense” for adult learner Kevin Felton.

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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.