Local Students to Present at 30th Annual Regional Technology Awareness Day

Troy City School District To Feature Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Activities Fifth-graders from Troy’s School 18 will present about STEAM Days at the Northeastern Regional Information Center’s (NERIC) 30th Annual Regional Technology Awareness Day on Friday, Dec. 14 at the Red Lion Hotel in Albany.  The presentation, which will take place from …

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.  …

New Accessible Playground Makes Play Easier for All

Thanks to the Guilderland Central School District, New York State Sen. George Amedore, Jr. and generous contributions from the school community, playing together is easier for students on a new, fully accessible playground at Pine Bush Elementary School.  Pine Bush Elementary is one of the schools within the Guilderland district that hosts Capital Region BOCES …

Automotive Teacher Brian Lacroix Honored for Teaching Excellence

Kudos to Brian Lacroix who has been named 2018 Teacher of the Year by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). LaCroix, who has taught in our Automotive Trades Technology program for 12 years, was selected from a pool of candidates from around the country based on his “deep appreciation for students, excellence in …

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 …

Welding Students Earn High Honors at SUNY Cobleskill Competition

Congratulations are in order for Dahkeya King and Connor Fancher, two students in our welding program who recently took top honors at the 13th Annual Ag High School Day at SUNY Cobleskill. King and Fancher distinguished themselves from competitors from across New York by performing two welds—a shielded metal arc butt joint and a shielded …

Manufacturing Day 2018: Highlighting Business-Education Partnerships

As many in manufacturing professions are nearing retirement age, the need increases regionally and across the U.S. for skilled workers to move into this segment of the workforce. Business-education partnerships and their value in overcoming the skilled-labor shortage was the focus of this year’s Manufacturing Day event at the Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) at …

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 …

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