Congratulations NYACCE Student of the Year Javier Villatoro

Javier Villatoro, who completed our English as a Second Language (ESL) program this summer and is currently enrolled in the High School Equivalency (HSE) program, was recently named Student of the Year by the New York Association for Continuing and Community Education (NYACCE). Villatoro, of Delmar, was nominated for the award by teacher Octavio Lo …

Adult Learners Celebrate New Beginnings

Nearly 60 adults learners were recently honored for achieving major milestones in their lives—earning their high school diplomas by completing our High School Equivalency (HSE) program and/or improving their English skills through our English As A New Language (ENL) program. The graduates hail from countries as diverse as Myanmar, Afghanistan, Yemen, Ecuador and Congo completed …

2019 Adult Nursing Program Honors and Awards

Nearly 150 adults—the largest of our classes for this program—earned their professional nurse accreditation at a ceremony at Proctors Theatre on June 26 and are on their way to becoming Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). The successful completion of the 10-month, full-time class or the 18-month, part-time adult practical nursing class positions adults to take the …

Dedicated Adult Learner Earns Welding Society Scholarship

Tom Resso was so motivated to learn in our adult education program that last summer he quits his job and took a new one about an hour from home so he could more easily attend our Welding and Metal Fabrication classes.  Now the Saugerties/Ulster County resident is being awarded a $1,000 American Welding Society scholarship for …

New Albany-Based Course to Meet Local Demand for Web Developers

Business-education partnership to develop local workforce pipeline A new computer science course in downtown Albany will help put local residents on the path towards a field that drives job growth and innovation. Capital Region BOCES, Albany Can Code and SUNY Schenectady County Community College are joining forces to address the demand for web developers—jobs that …

First Cohort of Certified Production Technician Students Recognized

Local education and business officials recently joined at the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen for a celebration of the first cohort of students to complete Certified Production Technician training. The Certified Production Technician program is designed to “skill-up” incumbent workers who are looking to advance their careers and enhance the education of an unemployed or …

Three Adult Learners Honored by State Association as Students of the Year

Three Capital Region BOCES adult education students were honored this month as New York Association for Continuing and Community Education (NYACCE) Students of the Year. Rebekah Peters, Stephanie Morris and Kristine Bates were nominated for the award by their adult education teachers and chosen from nominees put forth by educators from across New York state.  …

Adults Earn Valuable Life, Work Skills at New Literacy Zone

Literacy Zone classes, resources help adults achieve the knowledge, skills and support needed to achieve economic self-sufficiency At the new West Hill/Arbor Hill Literacy Zone, Albany residents can get help with earning their high school diploma, finding a job or learning English.  The West Hill/Arbor Hill center, at 388 Clinton Ave, Albany, N.Y., is designed to …

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