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April 19, 2015
Capital Region Career & Technical School



Career & Tech news from the home page

Career & Tech is a Middle States accredited and NYSED approved school offering more than 40 programs of study for high school and adult students at campuses in Albany (Colonie) and Schoharie and several off-campus locations.


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BOCES, the Watervliet
Arsenal and BHBL schools
partner to boost students

Officials from the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School, Burnt Hills Ballston Lake Central School District and the Watervliet Arsenal partnered recently to discuss the middle skills jobs gap and career opportunities that exist for high school students. Read More

Welding career options explode  

Welders are a hot commodity right, so hot that companies are willing to pay more than $100,000 a year for welders who are willing to work overtime and travel. Read More

The Troy Record reports on oral hygiene at CTE  

Nursing students recently brushed up on their oral knowledge. Read More

Meet Sam Machia — a CTE student
who has overcome obstacles to compete at states next week  

Sam Machia is a proud BOCES student.

A senior in the Capital Region BOCES Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Program at Guilderland High School, he is also a student in the Career and Technical Education Center (CTE) Small Engine Repair Program run by teacher James Piazza. Read More

The Times Union reports on the new Middle Skills video release 

The video highlights the needs of employers for skilled workers - the type of workers prepares it students to be.
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Schoharie CTE campus to host emergency responders   

The Schoharie campus of the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTE) will host emergency responders from the region for an open house on April 21.
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More than a dozen businesses to recruit automotive students   

More than a dozen area businesses will be at the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School (CTE) to recruit high school automotive students.
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The Altamont Enterprise reported on SkillsUSA and the National Automotive Technician Comp.  

Check out the photo and story.
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CTE nursing students brush up on their oral health care  

While taking temperatures and helping patients be comfortable are key skills for any certified nurse assistant (CNA), so is ensuring the oral health of patients.
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Cosmetology lessons are more than curls, crimps and cutting  

Yes, cosmetology has much to do with knowing the latest and greatest style trends, how to get the perfect "Taylor Swift" curl, and of course executing the cut just right. Read More

CTE automotive duo fare well at national competition  

A pair of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) automotive students earned more than $20,000 in scholarship offers while representing CTE and the state in the National Automotive Technology Competition in New York City. Read More

Lights, cameras, learn!  

Capital Region BOCES New Visions students are learning how television news is produced "behind the scenes." Read More

Olive Garden rep tours Career and Tech, will return to talk with students   

The regional director of operations for Olive Garden recently toured the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE), meeting with faculty, staff and students. Read More

Looking for electrifying career options?
Look no further than Capital Region BOCES   

According to the U.S. Bureau Labor Statistics (BLS), the demand for electricians in the labor market is expected grow 20 percent over the next seven years, exceeding the national average for all jobs. Read More

Blood drive is a 'draining' experience at Schoharie CTE   

A day-long blood drive at the Schoharie Campus of the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center resulted in more than two dozen donations. Read More

The Saratogian reports on the HVAC/R job fair   

Students were recruited for jobs.
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Area students to compete at states later this month   

More than four dozen area high school students will compete later this month in a statewide competition designed to test their technical skills and knowledge.
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Building an energetic 'alternative' future for students

Students in the Alternative Energy & Advanced Construction Technology Program recently showcased some of what they learn about for students visiting the program from the Guilderland Central School District. Read More

CTE video showcases immediate need in area for skilled workers   

There is an immediate need in the Capital Region and beyond for skilled workers, but despite lucrative compensation offerings and more, there is not a plethora of students lining up to fill these middle skill jobs. Read More

Check out this profile of a CTE student champion who has overcome adversity   

Sam Machia is a SkillsUSA champion and a student who has overcome adversity to succeed. Learn more about him by reading this profile. Read More

The Cobleskill Times-Journal reports on Schoharie CTE job fair

Follow the link to view the PDF.
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Area H.S. students to compete at nationals starting Tuesday   

A pair of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) automotive students will compete in the National Automotive Technician Competition starting Tuesday. Read More

CTE culinary, floral students serve at BOCES annual meeting  

Check out the photo array linked below. Read More

Mother shares native island culinary skills with CTE students  

Claudia Maldonado loves to cook. She also loves to share her passion.

On Wednesday she had the opportunity to do both at the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE).  
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State Information Technology staff share knowledge with CTE students

Students from two Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs recently traveled to the New York State Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) to learn how the skills they are acquiring at CTE can be applied in the workplace. Read More

The Troy Record reports on the HVAC/R job fair  

Check out the photo and information in the link. Read More

Floral students compete, win at Hudson Valley Community College

Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Center (CTE) floral students showcased their green thumbs last weekend at the Flower & Garden Show at Hudson Valley Community College. Read More

Twenty students interview for HVAC/R jobs

Nine area businesses in need of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) technicians interviewed approximately 20 Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTE) students during a job fair at the school on Thursday.
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SkillsUSA winner overcame challenges to take home to gold

When Sam Machia brought home the gold on March 18 in the regional SkillsUSA Small Engine Repair competition, it was just the latest victory for the senior from the Mohonason Central School District.  Read More

State Ag & Markets commissioner tours CTE's Schoharie campus

The New York State Commissioner of Agriculture & Markets Richard Ball recently toured the Schoharie campus of the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE), telling students there to always “Be passionate about what you do.” Read More

'Little, tiny baby hairs' are big news in a cosmetology classroom

With all of the guilt and enthusiasm of a devoted Catholic who has skipped confession for a decade, I slinked into the cosmetology classroom on that fateful Monday. Read More

CTE students learn about human resources, civil service jobs

Students in the Retail and Office Services Program at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) center recently paid a visit to the central administration offices of BOCES.
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The Times Union reports on the machining field trip

Newspaper runs photo, brief on the effort that drew three area school districts to employers and the Capital Region BOCES CTE. Read More

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