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 …

Electrical Trades Students Surprise Teacher with Support

An innocent challenge to friends to support his wife through a donation to Albany Medical Center turned into a surprise showing of support by students in John Puglisi’s electrical trades class at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School. Puglisi’s wife had a brain tumor removed two years ago and earlier this month underwent her …

Educators, Students Join for 30th Annual Technology Awareness Day

More than 600 educational administrators, instructors, students and business partners gathered at the 30th Annual Regional Technology Awareness Day to share and show how technology can inspire student learning. The annual event hosted by the Northeastern Regional Information Center (NERIC) showcases cutting-edge education technology innovations and includes discussion on ways that schools can use technology to …

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 …

Designing a creative future

Kody Lieb, who aspires to a career in digital media and graphic design, is the first student in our Internet Application Design program to earn a prestigious Adobe certification. “This designation signifies an expertise that colleges often award credits for and makes job candidates more marketable,” said Internet Application Design Teacher Barb Gorbaty. To earn the …

Welding grad climbs to successful career heights

For 2016 Career and Technical School Welding and Metal Fabrication graduate Ian Mayo, the “height” of success in his chosen career is often 100 feet or more off the ground. Even before graduation, Mayo was parlaying what he’d learned in the classroom and through related work-based learning into a $40-plus/hour job as a full-time journeyman …

Recruitment Underway for 2019-20

Students in our component school districts are encouraged to explore our Career and Technical School and Capital Region Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) programs. 

Statewide “Regional Impact Award” Recognizes Our Innovative Shared Services

Recently, our Shared Transportation, Regional Food Service Management and Pharmacy Purchasing Coalition services were honored with the New York Department of State’s “Regional Impact Award” for the significant benefits these projects offer local school districts. Members of our Management and Administrative services teams accepted the award from New York Secretary of State Rossana Rosado during …

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.  …

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