Designing a creative future

Kody Lieb, who aspires to a career in digital media and graphic design, is the first student in our Internet Application Design program to earn a prestigious Adobe certification. “This designation signifies an expertise that colleges often award credits for and makes job candidates more marketable,” said Internet Application Design Teacher Barb Gorbaty. To earn the …

Welding grad climbs to successful career heights

For 2016 Career and Technical School Welding and Metal Fabrication graduate Ian Mayo, the “height” of success in his chosen career is often 100 feet or more off the ground. Even before graduation, Mayo was parlaying what he’d learned in the classroom and through related work-based learning into a $40-plus/hour job as a full-time journeyman …

School to Work Seamless for Auto Technology Grad

When Chris Goodrich received his diploma from Cobleskill-Richmondville High School in June, he had already landed a full-time job in his field of study. Goodrich, who earned a number of awards at graduation, including Automotive Technology Outstanding Student (Schoharie Campus), was hired by Carver Companies, an area business that offers everything from road and waterline …

Construction Grad Builds His Future Career

Recent CTE graduate Mason Yerdon is using the “toolkit” of the skills and experiences he gathered in the Schoharie-based Construction/Heavy Equipment program to build his future career.  This August, Yerdon, a Schalmont native, is headed to East Tennessee State where he will pursue a degree in engineering.   “I feel I am very well prepared for …

Building Trades Senior Taylor Vincent Earns High Praise and Awards

Aspiring carpenter/contractor Taylor Vincent recently received the Curtis Lumber Golden Hammer Award recognizing her as the top senior in the Albany Career and Technical School (CTE) building trades program. She was also presented during a June 6 ceremony at Proctors Theatre with the program’s Outstanding Student of the Year award. “In my 28 years here, …

Building Trades Senior Shows Compassion Beyond His Years

Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) student Michael “Harry” Mansion exudes intelligence and compassion well beyond his years. The senior from Niskayuna enjoys things most teens his age do – playing lacrosse, listening to music and hanging out with friends. Like his peers, the building trades program student also has his sights set …

Student Cooks Up a ‘Hot’ Career

Junior is fanning the flames of his career choice while extinguishing fires. Ian Cote is chasing down a hot career at Capital Region BOCES, but he is not learning the primary skills that career requires in the Career and Technician Education Center (CTE). Rather, the junior from Niskayuna Central School District, is learning culinary skills that …

From Pom-Poms to a Welding Torch

Samantha Petrosino is breaking stereotypes and enjoying every minute of it. She once had her sights set on graduating high school early. Now, a 2017 graduate of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) welding program, she has her sights set on shattering stereotypes in the world of underwater welding. Petrosino was a cheerleader …

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