Summer Learning for Students at SEMI High-Tech U

During our tenth annual SEMI High-Tech U, Capital Region students entering grades 9-11 can experience a week of hands-on learning about nanotechnology at such high-tech industries as Tec-Smart/Global Foundries and area universities including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and the SUNY Poly College of Nanoscale Sciences.  This year’s program will be held July 30-Aug. 1, 2019 …

Joanne Clegg is Continuing Education Teacher of the Year

Career & Technical School Teacher Joanne Clegg has been named “Teacher of the Year” by the New York Association for Continuing and Community Education (NYACCE) for her dedication to the teaching profession and being a “constant, unwavering source of hope to her students.”  Joanne, who has been with our BOCES for more than a dozen …

Game on! P-TECH Students Design, Pitch Games on Evolution

It was all fun and games on a recent Friday afternoon as student teams at the Capital Region Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) East Campus pitched prototypes for board games they designed based on Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. To prepare for the project, students built their content knowledge of evolution and …

Two Career & Tech Programs Dubbed Top in the Nation

Our Commercial Construction/Heavy Equipment and Manufacturing and Machining Technology programs have been designated as “Quality Career and Technical Education Programs” by the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education at the Southern Regional Education Board (NRCCTE). The NRCCTE, along with the New York State Education Department, are working to identify a small, representative sample …

Capital Region STEM Hub Selected for National Learning Ecosystem

In a highly competitive process, the Capital Region STEM Hub, a component of the Empire State STEM Learning Network, has been selected as one of 15 new ecosystems to join the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice (SLECoP). The STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice is a global initiative of innovators who know that thriving …

Dedicated Adult Learner Earns Welding Society Scholarship

Tom Resso was so motivated to learn in our adult education program that last summer he quits his job and took a new one about an hour from home so he could more easily attend our Welding and Metal Fabrication classes.  Now the Saugerties/Ulster County resident is being awarded a $1,000 American Welding Society scholarship for …

Culinary Team Bests State Competition, On To Nationals

For the second consecutive year, a Capital Region BOCES student team has won the challenging state ProStart culinary competition. Katelyn Manchester and Alexia Torres of Cobleskill-Richmondville, and Logan Stephens of Middleburgh earned the state’s top honors during the March 22-23 competition at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. Manchester and Torres are seniors …

Students Showcase Skilled Trade Know-How In Regional Contest

Winners of regional event advance to statewide SkillsUSA competition in Syracuse on April 24-26 More than 40 students showcased their abilities and technical knowledge in a diverse array of skilled trades—from culinary and nursing to heavy equipment operator and more—at the recent regional SkillsUSA competition. Capital Region BOCES Teacher Chris Shader said the regional competition …

Staff Recognized for Dedication to Student Success

Congratulations are in order for three of our staff who have each been recognized for their significant contributions to the success of our students. School Social Worker Diane Blinn, Teaching Assistant Colleen Condolora, and Teacher Brian LaCroix are shining examples of why we do the work we do, and embody our commitment to service, value, …

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