Area Trade School Offers Masonry Training to Capital Region BOCES Students

An area trade school is collaborating with Capital Region BOCES to bring a new skill set to area high school students this month. The Upstate Masonry Institute (UMI) taught a weeklong introduction to masonry course to students in the Construction/Heavy Equipment program earlier this month on the Career and Technical School, Schoharie Campus. The institute …

Business Partners Help Students Build Life, Employability Skills

Work-based learning can take all shapes and forms—from repairing automobiles at a dealership to running wiring with an electrician or folding and sorting clothes for an area retailer. The latter is exactly the work currently undertaken by students in  the Retail/Office Services and Vocational Training & Transition programs. While working with Capital Region BOCES business …

Program Helps Students Build Life and Work-Ready Skills

This year, our long-running Work-Based Learning (WBL) program for 18- to 21-year-olds has a new home—in the heart of the BOCES administrative offices. Here, students meet daily for classroom-based learning relevant to a work-based curriculum. They are also providing support for the BOCES teams—from organizing paper recycling to assisting with inventory and distribution of needed …

Spotlight On Women In The Skilled Trades

March is Women’s History Month and we’re shining a spotlight on women in the trades – those who are challenging gender stereotypes and building solid futures through their time at Capital Region BOCES. From BOCES graduate to business owner in just three years—that’s been the path for 2017 Diesel Tech program graduate Victoria Carl. “BOCES …

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