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 …

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 …

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 …

Recruitment Underway for 2019-20

Students in our component school districts are encouraged to explore our Career and Technical School and Capital Region Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) programs. 

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 …

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 …

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