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.

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

  • Rectangular speech bubble

    “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.

Adult Education students Griffin Boehlke, who is wearing a brown felt cowboy hat and a short-sleeved orange t-shirt, is sitting at a work table, and looking downward while bending wire with a hand tool.

Area teen is wired for career success

Adult Education student Griffen Boehlke is turning the skills earned in our Electrical Trades program into a meaningful career with an area employer.

State SkillsUSA champ is building a bright future

Criminal Justice student and SkillsUSA Champ Rhiannon Islip says attending BOCES is  the “best decision.”

More student profiles

Featured Video

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

degree icon
professional certification pathways available to students.
graduation cap icon
of our graduates pursue college or technical school degrees. 
business badge icon
80+ businesses
provide workplace experiences for our career & technical education students.
gear icon
12 of the 20
fastest growing occupations within the next decade require technical education. CTE helps students acquire this essential skill set.
columns icon
college articulation agreements offer students a chance to earn college credit while still in high school.
checkmark icon
6 unique programs
for students with special needs.