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 …

First Cohort of Certified Production Technician Students Recognized

Local education and business officials recently joined at the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen for a celebration of the first cohort of students to complete Certified Production Technician training. The Certified Production Technician program is designed to “skill-up” incumbent workers who are looking to advance their careers and enhance the education of an unemployed or …

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 …

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 …

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