image for layout
image for layout
masthead bottom rule
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.

News, articles & more

Area business leader sounds alarm over need for skilled workers

An area business leader appealed to Capital Region BOCES guidance counselors to encourage more youth to get into the skilled trades.

Speaking at a meeting of area school district school counselors hosted by Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE), Don Abbruzzese, owner of Northeast Heating, Cooling & Refrigeration, sounded the alarm over what he labeled a dire shortage of skilled workers.
Read More

Students prepare for the information-driven future at CTE

Buried behind a bank of computer screens, a Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) student asks his teacher about a network location. Read More

Craftsmanship, skill of CTE students goes on sale

The craftsmanship and hard work of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students will be on display and for sale on Dec. 3 and 4 at Capital Region BOCES. Read More

Senior honored for his compassion, willingness to help others

Talk to Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) student Michael "Harry" Mansion and you quickly realize that he is wise and compassionate beyond his years.
Read More

Area career and technical students give food, time to area food pantry

Just in time for Thanksgiving, students at the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) made a special delivery to a Schenectady County organization that is helping alleviate food insecurity. Read More

Junior seeks to chart her own course in male-dominated industry

For Lindsey Tutay, learning about a job she knew nothing about was an instant draw.
Read More

SkillsUSA conducts annual food drive

Students at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School are collecting food in the hopes of making area families' Thanksgiving a little brighter. Read More

2014 graduate praises hard, but fair approach to education CTE provided

For 2014 graduate Raffael Ribeca, Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) provided a hard and fast reality on what life is all about.  Read More

Capital Region BOCES students recruited by area colleges

Long gone are the days where career and technical schools can only be thought of in terms of giving students specific job skills and no more proof of that is needed than this week's college fairs on the Albany and Schoharie campuses of Capital Region BOCES. Read More

Employers: 'We can't find help;' CTE: 'We can help'

Employers and Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School are working together to address the national shortage of skilled labor. Read More

From CTE to 100 feet in the air: Welding grad soars a year after graduation 

You could say 2016 graduate Ian Mayo is reaching new heights thanks to his time at Capital Region BOCES. Read More  

Students' futures made clearer with X-ray machine donation 

With an increased national and international focus on event and airport security, students in the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) criminal justice program are getting an edge on their peers thanks to a donation. Read More

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. 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  

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

More news can be found here:

2017-18 school year archive, the 2016-17 school year archive or here.

Check us out on Twitter


Weather-related closings

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!


Leaders for Educational Excellence motto graphic
Career & Tech Links
Quick Links
2017 - Student/Parent Handbook
bullet2017 Graduate Profiles
Business Partners
bullet2017-18 Calendar
Career & Tech Update
bulletClosing Delay Policy
bulletMedia Coverage of CTE
bulletMiddle Skills Jobs Gap
Notice of Evaluation for   Accreditation
bulletParent Portal
bulletStudent Portal

bulletWhy CTE?
bulletWhat is being said
   about CTE

Click HERE for a
complete listing of all
2017-18 course offerings

White Paper on the Middle Skills Jobs Gap

White Paper on CTE and its role in addressing the middle skills jobs Gap

go to Twitter
Follow us on Twitter

DASA logo

Si usted necesita asistencia de un interprete, o necesita traducion en espanol, y otros idiomas, por favor llame a Ottavio Lo Piccolo a este tel. (518) 862-4703, y deje un mensaje de voz. Gracias.

If you need the assistance of an interpreter, or need material translated into any language other than English, please call Ottavio Lo Piccolo at (518) 862-4703 and leave a voice message. Thank you.

Accredited by Middle States

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

You may view the report by clicking here.



image for layout
image for layout
image for layout