Building Trades

Students in this program, based on our Albany campus, learn through standardized craft training programs developed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and gain valuable experience through on- and off-campus projects.

They learn about safety, green construction, reading blueprints along with receiving extensive training in home energy efficiency.

Students who pass the written exams and performance tests gain a portable skill set and may earn NCCER certifications, which are recognized by contractors and employers across the country.

Who is eligible to attend?

Typically juniors and seniors from our 24 component school districts who are interested in career training as part of their high school experience are eligible to enroll.

How do I enroll?

The first step is to meet with your home school guidance counselor to learn how Career & Technical Education can benefit your career path. Your counselor can then help you arrange a tour of our Albany (Colonie) or Schoharie campuses, or the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen. They can also help you begin the enrollment process.

Where can I learn more?

Send an email indicating your interest to diane.ogren@neric.org or call 518-862-4816. Read more about our school