National Signing Day is a success

Students sign letters of intent to work with area employers The annual Capital Region BOCES National Signing Day was a success with 32 high school and adult education students signing letters of intent before a crowd of more than 180 business, family, labor and education supporters. During a ceremony on Tuesday at the Career & …

Laborer’s union educates, recruits at Capital Region BOCES

Representatives of The Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 157 in Duanesburg met recently with students on the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education Center – Schoharie Campus, detailing job opportunities and recruiting the union’s future workforce. Josh Shaul, John Drinon and Glenn MarikI spoke with students in the Heavy Equipment Operation, Maintenance …

Albany County solar array developers join county executive in leading project tour, presentation to Capital Region BOCES, Colonie Central students

Representatives of two businesses charged with creating a solar array for Albany County met with students on Thursday from Capital Region BOCES and Colonie Central High School to detail the project. Brad Richardson of Calibrant Energy and Steve Foley of Sunrise Power Solutions led dozens of students on two separate tours of the new solar …

Grinding away at a bright future at Capital Region BOCES

April is National Welding Month A Guilderland teenager is “grinding away” at Capital Region BOCES in order create a bright future. Welding and Metal Fabrication senior Angelo Castro practiced his skills this week as he prepared for certification exams in one of the Career and Technical Education Center – Albany Campus’ welding labs. “I am …

Capital Region BOCES students to cook up a feast for area education leaders

Capital Region BOCES students will showcase their culinary skills on Wednesday for education leaders from throughout the region. Culinary Arts and Hospitality Technology students on the Career and Technical Education Center – Albany Campus are preparing a dinner for school district leaders from the region’s 24 component school districts. The educators will gather for the …

Heating and cooling companies to recruit at Capital Region BOCES

With a demand increasing daily for workers and an aging workforce, it’s no doubt that students with skills that prepare them for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry are in hot demand. Just how hot that demand is will be on display at Capital Region BOCES on Thursday, April 11, as area …

Inspired by a nurse as a youth, Niskayuna teen pursues a career in healthcare

As a child, Zachary Apkarian was in and out of hospitals and spent one memorable stay at Boston Children’s Hospital on a birthday. It was the actions of a nurse during that stay that inspired the teenager to pursue a career in healthcare. “When I was younger, I was in Boston Children’s Hospital, and I …

Students turn BOCES training, ‘grit’ and desire into ‘permanent’ careers

One can argue that the partnership between Capital Region BOCES and area hair salons is a “sheer” delight for the students and the business alike. The connection between BOCES and one salon is particularly strong, with more than a half-dozen current and former Career and Technical Education Center Cosmetology students finding employment at Latham-based Grit …

Capital Region BOCES hosts Mini Resource Fair in downtown Albany; More events planned

An estimated crowd of 40 to 50 adults attended the first-ever Mini Resource Fair late-last month at the Capital Region BOCES South Pearl Street Campus. The daytime event was designed to connect adult education students and community members to the resources of the neighborhood, said Alysha Weisner, Adult Education Literacy Zone Coordinator. “It helps our …

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