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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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SkillsUSA officers inducted at Albany campus   

Students ranging from future fashion designers to future chefs, contractors and nurses will lead the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School Albany campus SkillsUSA chapter for the 2017-18 school year.

During a ceremony that drew friends, relatives and school officials, the Albany SkillsUSA chapter inducted its slate of officers for the school's morning and afternoon sessions. Read More

Adult Education graduate named Outstanding Student of the Year   

One could say Albany resident Mike Lagace didn’t have a leg to stand on when trying to get an education. Read More

Students prepare dozens of corsages for retired nurses 

Students in the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School floral program prepared dozens of corsages last week for retired nurses from across the Capital Region. Read More

Students prepare hundreds of Swedish pancakes for the community 

Five hundred Swedish pancakes were on order Thursday as Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students prepared the delicacies for a weekend fundraiser. Read More

Capital Region BOCES Adult Ed is the United Nations of education  

You could say that Capital Region BOCES is the United Nations of education in the region. Read More

Forklift operator training course to be offered in October 

Adults looking to elevate their career prospects are encouraged to take the latest adult education offering from Capital Region BOCES — a forklift operator training course at the Mohonasen Center for Advanced Technology. Read More

Students seek career, hands-on work through machining program at CTE 

According to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 30 percent of high school students graduate with no plans to attend college and little or no job skills. Read More

Career and Technical students join area organizations in hurricane relief effort 

Students, faculty and staff at Capital Region BOCES are coming to the aid of millions of residents left without power, water and the basic life necessities in Puerto Rico after the area was hit by a hurricane. Read More

BOCES duo represents CTE in meetings with U.S. lawmaker 

A pair of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students met with elected officials and learned leadership skills during a recently completed five-day trip to Washington, DC. Read More

Hands-on learning, good career options, drive sterile processing students  

As they passed an artificial hip around a table, students in the new Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School (CTE) Sterile Processing Technician  program were unanimous in two of the reasons they chose to be groundbreakers in education — they liked hands-on learning and sterile processing is a good career choice. Read More

National Grid donation 'electrifies' Career and Tech educational opportunities

Students at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) will be “trucking” into an even better education thanks to the generosity of National Grid. Read More

From BOCES student to helper of students in three short years 

In less than four years, Emily Walter has gone from being a Capital Region BOCES student to helping Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) students make professional connections.  Read More

CTE not only prepares grads for jobs, it also find them jobs  

At Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE), we don’t just prepare students for college and career — we often times find them jobs. Read More

BOCES offers a part-time evening adult nursing class

Looking to re-imagine your future? Capital Region BOCES has a program for you. Read More

Twenty-year-old preparing for her future in the BOCES HSE program

Jewellie Gribbin is not one to interrupt a class or bring attention to herself. But that doesn't mean she isn't on a clear and concise mission — a mission she expects Capital Region BOCES to help her achieve. Read More

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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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Parents Bill of Rights

The Parents Bill of Rights is now available, a posting required by the New York State Board of Education. Click here to open the document in PDF format.


Capital Region BOCES testing transparency report

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