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 …

Adult Ed Grads Celebrate New Direction, Hard-Earned Skills

More than 60 adult learners were celebrated during a recent ceremony at Hackett Middle School in Albany for completing BOCES’ High School Equivalency (HSE) or English as a New Language (ENL) programs. The graduates, some of whom hail from such countries as Guyana, Kazahkstan, Albania, Myanmar, Sudan and Germany, were successful with rigorous coursework designed …

Summer Learning Abounds for Students and Adults

While the song says that summertime means easy livin’, at BOCES it’s also the season of meaningful learning for students of all ages. Career & Technical School Cosmetology Summer Program More than 50 cosmetology students spent a month at the Career & Technical School’s (CTE) Albany and Schoharie campuses upping their professional game and practicing …

2018 Adult Nursing Program Honors and Awards

More than 100 adults 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 allows the adults to now take the national certification exam …

Coming Fall 2018: Certified Production Technician Program

Adults looking to expand their manufacturing skills and advance their careers will benefit from our new Certified Production Technician (CPT) program. This program, in partnership with The Business Council of New York State, will include an eight- to 12-week-long certificate program.  Included are five individual certificate modules: safety quality practices and measurement manufacturing processes and …

Adult Welding Student Awarded Schwarz Scholarship

Once ‘lost,’ Joe Tetreault found his passion and career working with metal Welding student Joe Tetreault is the latest recipient of the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School Evan M. Schwarz Helping Hand Memorial Scholarship. The $500 award was presented by the Schwarz family, teacher Jesse Novak and CTE administrators during a recent ceremony …

From High School Drop-Out to Honor Society

Stephen Zwack finds success and a career From high school drop-out to member of the National Technical Honor Society Academic Achievement Award winner. That’s the life path for Stephen Zwack who graduated in June from the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) adult program. Zwack was supposed …

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