Virtual College Fair Connects Adult Nursing Students With Higher Ed

“I have been a home health aide, certified nurse assistant, patient care assistant and now I am doing Adult Practical Nursing program and eventually I will get RN. It’s about improving yourself.” — current Adult Practical Nursing student Jessica Johnston. During a recent college fair, current full- and part-time Adult Practical Nursing (APN) students had …

New Electrical and Building Trades Classes for Adult Learners

Adults looking for the skills and training for a new career now have two new paths to follow:  Commercial Electrical Trades and Building Trades. The 150-hour Commercial Electrical Trades program, beginning January 2021 at the Career and Technical School Albany Campus, will provide adult students with fundamental skills and training in commercial electrical trades. A …

Remote Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Exam Testing Process

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam is now being administered remotely Mondays at 11 a.m.  and Wednesdays at 3 p.m.  To sign up for this exam: Call the Health Careers office at 518-862-4709  To ensure a smooth testing experience, a dry run TEAS exam must be taken before registering for the full TEAS …

BOCES, Area Partners Join To Offer New Regional Workforce Training

Capital Region BOCES has teamed with University at Albany, Albany Can Code, the Capital District YMCA and New York Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation to expand workforce training and support the region’s economy recovery from the impact of COVID-19. Grant funding will help fuel these projects. Preparing the next generation of teaching assistants Capital Region …

New Adult Practical Nursing Students Pursue An In-Demand Career

Learners fresh out of high school, as well as adults looking to launch a new career are among the 100+ students to enter our Adult Practical Nursing program this fall. The New York state-approved Adult Practical Nursing (APN) program encompasses 1,100 hours of classroom and clinical study and practice, and prepares students to take the …

Sterile Processing Grad “Cleans Up” With New Career

Rosa Friere, who had been working as a certified nurse assistant, decided to take our Sterile Processing Technician program because she was looking “for a change” “I had no idea that sterile processing existed,” said Friere during a recent interview. “Once I learned about it, I thought it would be pretty cool to work on …

New Adult Education Offerings for Fall 2020

New classes offer adult learners a chance to launch new careers or re-imagine their futures. Three new adult education classes will be offered throughout the Capital Region this fall, including one on our Schoharie Campus and another in downtown Albany. The Telecommunications & Network Cabling (to be held at the Capital South Campus),  Residential Electrical …

Adult Nursing Students Celebrated as they Prepare to Launch their Careers

More than 100 adults from across the Capital Region and beyond were celebrated on Wednesday after they concluded their training to become Licensed Practical Nurses. The students in the Adult Practical Nursing program completed course work and testing on Tuesday an were celebrated on Wednesday with a “reverse parade” where they drove through the campus, …

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