Adult Nursing Students Celebrated as they Prepare to Launch their Careers

More than 100 adults from across the Capital Region and beyond were celebrated on Wednesday after they concluded their training to become Licensed Practical Nurses. The students in the Adult Practical Nursing program completed course work and testing on Tuesday an were celebrated on Wednesday with a “reverse parade” where they drove through the campus, …

Celebrating Our Career and Technical School Graduates – Watch The Virtual Ceremonies

A message from Jeff Palmer, Career and Technical Education Director, to our graduating Career and Technical School students and their families: Congratulations to our graduating Career & Technical Education students!  I couldn’t let the school year end without sharing our plans to recognize and celebrate students’ achievements.   Please join us for a VIRTUAL 2020 …

Class of 2020 Graduates in First-Of-Their-Kind Virtual Ceremonies

Hundreds of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School students from districts as far-flung as Amsterdam, Cobleskill, Cohoes and Shenendehowa graduated  this June during a series of virtual ceremonies. The first-of-their-kind events for Capital Region BOCES marked the closing of a school year that featured a series of firsts, including the epic task of turning …

Important COVID-19 Information & Updates

Updated June 26, 2020 Capital Region BOCES stands ready to support our partner school districts and students during this uncertain time. Please continue to monitor this page for the most up-to-date information and resources.  How We Are Responding to COVID-19 Childcare For Healthcare Workers, First Responders and Other “Essential” Staff Meals For Students Summer Learning …

Career and Technical Program Recognized As “No Place For Hate”

For the second consecutive year, our Career and Technical School program at the Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) has been recognized as an inclusive environment by the No Place For Hate (NPFH) initiative. Run by the Anti-Defamation League, No Place For Hate is a program designed to empower students, faculty, administration and family members to …

Teaching Hands-On Learning In Times of COVID-19

For educators at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School who are used to teaching skilled trades, healthcare, computer design and gaming in a hands-on manner, the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis and related school closure has completely changed the way education is being delivered. Students, more inclined and successful learning with their hands, are …

Despite School Closures, Students Learning Continues At Home

While much of the learning is hands-on for students in our Career and Technical School, there are still things they can accomplish from home during the school closure due to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic. For example, students in many programs, including our Game Design & Implementation and the Internet Application and Designs, are working online to …

An Engineering Tech Project Takes Flight

Students throwing wooden planes in the halls of the Center for Advanced Technology (CAT)?! Far from hijinks, this was A-okay with their teachers. Students in our Engineering Technician program, based at the CAT building in the Mohonasen school district, were testing their latest project, which challenged them to design, cut and manufacture from scratch balsa …

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