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

Schenectady grad working, attending college thanks to Capital Region BOCES

An area teenager is receiving a free college education while forging a solid career in manufacturing thanks to an area employer and Capital Region BOCES.

Graduate: BOCES opened doors for me

Michael Palleschi credits the Career & Technical Education Center with forging a good life and career for him.

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.

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.