Recruitment Underway for 2020-21

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. 

Congratulations to Our New SkillsUSA Officers

SkillsUSA officers were recently sworn-in at each of our three Career & Technical schools and conducted their first official acts as officers. Looking on throughout the tradition-rich ceremonies were parents, friends, classmates, teachers and administrators. SkillsUSA is a national organization for career and technical education students that promotes personal and professional growth in such skills …

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 …

Grad Writes His Own Script

When 2019 Scotia-Glenville graduate Tyler Blackman entered our Entertainment Technology program he was an aspiring Hollywood director bent on creating the next The Lord of The Rings film series. After working on the musical Anastasia last fall at Proctors Theatre—where he was immersed in all aspects of the backstage production—he decided to rewrite his script. …

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, …

2019 Career and Tech Student Honors and Awards

Congratulations to each of our students on their significant accomplishments! Dozens of our students were honored with high honors and awards—from commendations to college scholarships—during a June 4 ceremony at Proctors Theatre for seniors graduating from our Albany Career and Technical School and Center for Advanced Technology @Mohonasen (CAT) campuses. A ceremony on June 12 …

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