Students Prepare for In-Demand Careers During High School Years

More than 1,000 new and returning students at our three Career & Technical School campuses began the school year on a path toward earning the skills and industry connections that will position them for jobs in some of today’s most profitable and in-demand careers. From manufacturing technology and cosmetology to automotive service and health sciences, …

Forklift Operator Certification Training for Adults, Oct. 1 & 2

Adults looking to expand their career options are invited to participate with our fall Forklift Operator Certification Training Course. This two-day training will take place Oct. 1 and 2 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen in Rotterdam. The cost is $200. Upon completion of the program, students will …

New Adult Ed Classes Offer In-Demand Skills

Classes for adult learners begin Oct. 15 BOCES has added three new programs to our adult education catalog, each designed to prepare students with the skills and certifications needed for some of today’s most in-demand professions.  “The addition of these new programs to our adult education catalog expands employment options for area residents and continues …

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 …

School to Work Seamless for Auto Technology Grad

When Chris Goodrich received his diploma from Cobleskill-Richmondville High School in June, he had already landed a full-time job in his field of study. Goodrich, who earned a number of awards at graduation, including Automotive Technology Outstanding Student (Schoharie Campus), was hired by Carver Companies, an area business that offers everything from road and waterline …

Construction Grad Builds His Future Career

Recent CTE graduate Mason Yerdon is using the “toolkit” of the skills and experiences he gathered in the Schoharie-based Construction/Heavy Equipment program to build his future career.  This August, Yerdon, a Schalmont native, is headed to East Tennessee State where he will pursue a degree in engineering.   “I feel I am very well prepared for …

P-TECH Students ‘Bridge’ Into a New Year and School

Next week, nearly 30 high schoolers from around the Capital Region will get a head start on the new school year and their futures at the new Capital Region Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH).  During a week-long summer bridge program — held at both the Mohonasen High School (P-TECH’s West Campus) and Watervliet Junior-Senior …

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