Congratulations NYACCE Student of the Year Javier Villatoro

Javier Villatoro, who completed our English as a Second Language (ESL) program this summer and is currently enrolled in the High School Equivalency (HSE) program, was recently named Student of the Year by the New York Association for Continuing and Community Education (NYACCE). Villatoro, of Delmar, was nominated for the award by teacher Octavio Lo …

NYS Labor Commissioner Tours Career & Tech Programs, Offers High Praise

New York State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon praised the extensive workforce development programming we offer during a recent tour of the Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) at Mohonasen where we offer six of our more than two dozen career and technical education programs.  “Career and technical programs like the ones I saw today are a …

Hands-On Learning, Business Partnerships Prepare Manufacturing Students for Success

At Capital Region BOCES, preparing students for such in-demand fields as manufacturing and machining is job number one. Our two-year Manufacturing and Machining Technology program teaches students about design and prototype skills, as well as how to troubleshoot design problems and undertake the diagnostics necessary to manufacture parts. It also offers students the opportunity to …

Adult Learners Celebrate New Beginnings

Nearly 60 adults learners were recently honored for achieving major milestones in their lives—earning their high school diplomas by completing our High School Equivalency (HSE) program and/or improving their English skills through our English As A New Language (ENL) program. The graduates hail from countries as diverse as Myanmar, Afghanistan, Yemen, Ecuador and Congo completed …

WNYT Highlights BOCES’ Workforce Development Initiatives

During two segments on WNYT News Channel 13’s Weekend Forum, BOCES’ Senior Executive Officer Joseph P. Dragone, Ph.D. highlighted the growing business-education partnerships that have resulted in new Career and Technical School programming and enhanced the other programs and services we provide. Dragone highlighted BOCES’ efforts to meet the demands of the workforce—from our Engineering Technician …

2019 Adult Nursing Program Honors and Awards

Nearly 150 adults—the largest of our classes for this program—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 positions adults to take the …

Hands-On Learning a Hit With Students at Career & Tech Summer Camp

Choosing an active start to the summer, more than a dozen Niskayuna and Schamont middle schoolers recently came together for a week of learning at our inaugural Career and Technical School Summer Camp. During the camp, students explored careers such as nursing, culinary, carpentry, automotive and internet application design—five of the approximately two dozen careers …

Celebrating Our 2019 Grads

Congratulations are in order for students from across our BOCES who received certificates of completion, honors and awards during our 2019 graduation ceremonies. Moving up and transition days for our younger students were held in many of our programs, as well. Highlights from graduation events held throughout our BOCES this May and June: Career and …

Students in Program for the Deaf Cook Up Bright Futures

While kitchen culture often relies on audible cues—think meal orders being shouted and timers that signal a cake is ready to come out of the oven—students such as Angelo Carino and Ginger Crandall, both of whom are deaf, show that an inability to hear isn’t limiting their culinary career aspirations. Carino, of Guilderland, and Crandall, …

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