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May 27, 2016
Capital Region Career & Technical School


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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Students to showcase
portfolios while residents showcase their antique cars

Capital Region BOCES students preparing to head on to college or career will showcase their knowledge and abilities on June 1 at the Schoharie Career and Technical Education (CTE) campus.
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Cosmetology students help Parsons students prepare for prom

More than a dozen Parsons Child and Family Center student had their special day made a little more special by Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students on May 19.
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Students find employment; more hires expected following auto fair

Some students are in the process of being hired while others found job leads during the annual automotive job fair at the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) Albany campus.  Read More

State Senate report echoes what BOCES students, faculty have said for years

A New York Senate Task Force on Workforce Development report released Tuesday echoes what faculty and students at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTE) have been saying for years – getting a CTE education gives a person a much needed boost in the global economy.  Read More

Board of Education honors SkillsUSA state finalists  

The Capital Region BOCES Board of Education recently honored the state SkillsUSA competition medalists. Read More

Area counselors learn about new CTE
offerings, changing state grad requirements that boost CTE

Capital Region BOCES officials met with school counselors from around the region recently to discuss a host of issues, among them a new program that will enable more students with disabilities from throughout the region to earn a credential to help them find employment after graduation. Read More

BOCES inducts largest group ever into National Technical Honor Society

Fifty-seven Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) on Monday and six seniors were recognized for serving two years in the NTHS during a ceremony at the BOCES central administration offices.  Read More

Criminal justice students get physical thanks to National Guard, Sheriff and State Police   

You might excuse criminal justice students at the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School Schoharie campus if they thought for a split moment Thursday that they were in boot camp. Read More

Employers to recruit Capital Region BOCES CTE auto students on May 24    

Nearly a dozen Capital Region employers will recruit students at the annual Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) Automotive Job Fair on May 24 at the CTE Albany campus. Read More

Business is budding for corsages, bouquets and more at CTE   

More than 100 floral designs are being made for this week's Capital Region BOCES prom by students in the floral program at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE). Read More

Preparing students for an interview and career   

It's important to know how to operate a backhoe if you want a career as a heavy equipment operator. It's equally important, though, to know how to start and develop that career. The same can be said for cosmetologists. It's important to know how to cut and style hair, but it's equally important to know to get a job in that career. Read More

2016-17 school year to offer new opportunities at CTE   

As area high school students are busy planning their schedules for the 2016-17 school year, the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) is announcing exciting up-coming courses designed to prepare them for careers with growth and potential in the region. Read More

'Detail-oriented' welding student honored with Schwarz award   

Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) welding student Brendan Pickel is the latest recipient of the Evan M. Schwarz Helping Hand Memorial Scholarship. Read More

Students interview for a life skill   

In the midst of preparing for final exams and skills testing at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) and in their home school districts, CTE students are also preparing for life outside of high school by taking part in practice interviews. Read More

HVAC students land jobs thanks to Capital Region BOCES 

Three students have landed full-time jobs so far and others are expected to be hired thanks to Capital Region BOCES and its heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) program.
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Auto body students restore a muscle car 

The latest project to make its way into the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School auto body repair program has a trunk that could easily fit many modern day "smart cars" in it.
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Student credits BOCES Nurse Assistant Program,
biology class at Niskayuna with chartering her career path

A Niskayuna junior at Capital Region BOCES has a bright future thanks to a biology class at Niskayuna High School and her time in the Nurse Assistant Program at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE).
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Students learn how to reconstruct accidents  

When an accident occurs, it's up to law enforcement officials to determine what happened.

Skid mark length, weather and point of impact are key factors that police officers must collect data on to determine who was at fault for an accident and whether criminal activity took place.
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Area healthcare providers to recruit at BOCES job fair  

Licensed practical nurse (LPN) and certified nurse assistant/home health aide adult students at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) school will meet with potential employers on May 31 during the annual Capital Region BOCES Health Careers and Services Career Fair.
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In the event of inclement weather, students and their parents/guardians should follow school closing information provided by their home high schools. Students home school districts determine whether or not to transport students, end their day early or close their high school campuses.  Adult students should watch the media for school closings; their classes are cancelled if the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School is closed.


The Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School offers careers without limits for students of all ages, abilities, interests, and backgrounds. In the 21st century workplace, careers have no gender. Start your future here today!


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