Students Soar In SkillsUSA Competition

Students from across our Career & Technical Education programs had the chance to demonstrate their expertise and job skills during the recent statewide SkillsUSA competition. Fourteen were ranked among the top four students in their field of study, with three—Nicholas Grock of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (BHBL), Lucia Hingi of Shenendehowa, and Breanna Russell of Mohonasen—earning …

Thanks For Our Teachers

This year, National Teacher Appreciation Week runs from May 2 through May 8. While we take this time each year to say a special “thank you,” we are grateful every day for our teachers and the skills, knowledge, creativity and caring they bring to their work in support of our students. As schools throughout the …

Senior Cooks Up A Culinary Future

Learning in our Culinary Arts and Hospitality Technology program has had many benefits for senior Treyvon Landells. He is earning high academic honors, has learned that culinary arts is the career for him, and, through his classroom connections, has landed a plum position working in the kitchens of Yono’s Restaurant in Albany. “Coming to BOCES …

Business Partner Provides A “Ton” Of Assistance

A truckload—a literal ton!—of acrylic sheets were recently donated to our Career & Technical School by business partner Creatacor Inc. “Virtually every program we offer—from automotive to digital media design and construction—could make use of these supplies,” said Work-Based Learning Coordinator James Haas. Creatacor Inc., a Clifton Park, N.Y.-based marketing and event design corporation, is a …

Auto Trades Students Shift Into High Gear

March is Women’s History Month and we’re shining a spotlight on women in the skilled trades—those who are challenging gender stereotypes and building solid futures through their time at Capital Region BOCES. High school seniors Destiny Honsinger and Makaya King have found their passion in automotive repair—and are enjoying the opportunity to challenge the perception …

International Women’s Day Student Spotlight

On International Women’s Day (March 8), we’re highlighting young women who got their start in the skilled trades at our Career & Technical School.

Criminal Justice Students Get A “Jump Start” On College

High school seniors Alli Cater and Isabel Philipp, who currently attend our Criminal Justice program, are getting a “jump start” on higher education through Bryant & Stratton College’s free college prep program. The Middleburgh duo learned of Bryant & Stratton’s Jump Start program, in which students take a weekly class and earn college credits that …

2020-21 SkillsUSA Officers Sworn-In

Aspiring nurses, chefs, contractors and fashion designers are among this year’s SkillsUSA student leaders at our Career and Technical School Albany and Schoharie campuses. During a tradition-rich ceremony—recorded for viewing by families and friends—the officers were sworn-in and conducted their first official acts as SkillsUSA officers. 2020-21 Albany Campus SkillsUSA Officers Morning Officers Co-President Sarah …

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