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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    “I am following in my grandfather and father’s footsteps. I was born into this trade and it’s something I have a passion for.”

    Cheyenne Lange

    Carpentry Services student

Faces of Career & Tech

Electrical Trades students Quinn and Sydney Rickard smile for the camera.

Future’s so bright for these twins

Quinn and Sydney Rickard are headed for careers as union electricians.  

BOCES Internet Application Design student Kody Lieb poses for the camera.

Designing a creative future

Aspiring graphic designer Kody Lieb earns professional certification.

Welding graduate Ian Mayo poses on a scaffold high above the ground.

Welding grad climbs to career heights

For grad Ian Mayo, a career in welding is “everything I dreamed.”

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

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75%
of our graduates pursue college or technical school degrees.
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95%
of our students graduate on time — well above the 75% state average.
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40 businesses
provide workplace experiences for our career & technical education students.
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18 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.