Culinary Team Bests State Competition, On To Nationals

For the second consecutive year, a Capital Region BOCES student team has won the challenging state ProStart culinary competition. Katelyn Manchester and Alexia Torres of Cobleskill-Richmondville, and Logan Stephens of Middleburgh earned the state’s top honors during the March 22-23 competition at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. Manchester and Torres are seniors …

Students Showcase Skilled Trade Know-How In Regional Contest

Winners of regional event advance to statewide SkillsUSA competition in Syracuse on April 24-26 More than 40 students showcased their abilities and technical knowledge in a diverse array of skilled trades—from culinary and nursing to heavy equipment operator and more—at the recent regional SkillsUSA competition. Capital Region BOCES Teacher Chris Shader said the regional competition …

Staff Recognized for Dedication to Student Success

Congratulations are in order for three of our staff who have each been recognized for their significant contributions to the success of our students. School Social Worker Diane Blinn, Teaching Assistant Colleen Condolora, and Teacher Brian LaCroix are shining examples of why we do the work we do, and embody our commitment to service, value, …

Area Students Showcase Ingenious Solutions to Intriguing Problems

Creativity, problem-solving and teamwork are at the heart of the Odyssey of the Mind program Creative and innovative solutions to a series of intriguing, open-ended problems were on display at this year’s Region 7 Odyssey of the Mind tournament. Annually, Capital Region BOCES helps prepare the school coaches, trains volunteers to judge the competition and …

Police Respond to Alarm at Administrative Offices – Jan. 30

At approximately 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, school officials conducted a scheduled drill of the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School Albany Campus emergency broadcast system. When the drill was initiated, it activated the alarm at the Capital Region BOCES’ administrative office building, located at 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road. An internal paging system alerted …

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 …

Future’s So Bright For These Twin Sisters

Twins Quinn and Sydney Rickard are headed for a bright future. The Schalmont Central School District juniors, who attend our Electrical Trades program, have set their collective sights on careers as union electricians. “It’s fun. I like working with my hands and working with electricity,” said Sydney. The Rickards are charting a non-traditional path for …

P-TECH is a “Prescription” for Success for Watervliet Freshman

For Watervliet freshman, Melissa Mayo, the new Capital Region BOCES Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program is a prescription for high school, college and career success. Mayo has long aspired to a career in medicine, but until P-TECH opened this school year she thought those dreams were out of reach. “When I was …

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