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 …

Engineers Get Crash Course in Welding and Fabrication

When engineering and designing products, it’s good to know exactly how difficult it is for welding and machinists to meet the specifications of the design. This week, a dozen engineers and mechanical designers from the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL) are learning just that during a crash course in our welding and metal fabrication lab …

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 …

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