CNA Graduate Returns to Pursue Healthcare Passion

Cassidy Knapp is a student in the BOCES Adult Practical Nursing program at the Career & Technical Education Center – Albany Campus. More than a dozen years ago, she was also a healthcare student at BOCES, studying to be a certified nurse assistant (CNA) while a student at Scotia-Glenville High School. “I basically decided this …

Senior designs a bright future thanks to BOCES renewable energy partner

A Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School senior is designing her future, with skills learned at Capital Region BOCES.  Emily Burdikoff recently completed a work-based learning opportunity at Livingston Energy Group working in the firm’s marketing office where she built a professional portfolio filled with projects applying the skills she learned in the BOCES Career and …

Grad Builds Solid Future With Local Carpenter Union

October is Careers in Construction Month—a time to recognize the importance of the construction trades in America. Throughout the month we will be highlighting the important role Capital Region BOCES plays in supporting the construction industry, locally and nationally. A Schalmont High School graduate found the right career for himself at our Career & Technical …

Cosmetology Grad Gains A Competitive Advantage At BOCES

Jordan Woods, who recently competed our Cosmetology program, credits the program with teaching her much more than just hair styling skills. “The Cosmetology program has so many opportunities for you other than just playing with hair.  By going to BOCES, I have learned  professionalism, science, problem-solving skills, communication skills, confidence and so much more,” said …

Construction Student Is Driven To Succeed

October is Careers in Construction Month—a time to recognize the importance of the construction trades in America. Throughout the month we will be highlighting the important role Capital Region BOCES plays in supporting the construction industry, locally and nationally. It would not be an exaggeration to say Alex Stapf is driven to succeed. Following the …

Cosmetology Grad Shares Experiences With Current Students

Melissa LaPorta, Spa Director at Tuscan Sun at Kimberly’s and Rumors and a 2006 Career & Technical School program graduate, recently returned to our Albany Campus to talk with current students about the world of cosmetology. After graduating, LaPorta helped opening the Benefit cosmetics counter while working for Macys in Albany. From there, she launched …

RCS Grad Gets A Charge – And A Career – From BOCES Education

Roberto Gonzalez, a recent Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School graduate, found the education he needed – and a job he likes – through our Electrical Trades program.  Gonzalez chose the Electrical Trades program for his final two years of high school because he is a hands-on learner and wanted to good career path to follow after graduation. …

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