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 …

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 …

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