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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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Area high school students
learn at the Albany Marriott    

Two area high school students earned valuable work-based learning hours while learning job skills on Thursday (Aug. 17) at the Albany Marriott on Wolf Road.


The students, Jamell Jackson from Mohonasen and Alexis Scarff-Fairchild from Niskayuna, took part in Capital Region BOCES' two-week Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) "Summer Works" camp that allows them to earn work-based learning hours towards their graduation requirements while also learning valuable work- and soft-skills. Read More

From drop-out to success story thanks to Capital Region BOCES   

From high school drop-out to member of the National Technical Honor Society academic achievement award winner. Read More

Grad profile: CTE built this graduate's future     

Not everyone wants to go to college. In fact, most students who go to college do not finish their programs on time, or even at all. Read More

Graduate returns, praises CTE and prepares for next chapter of his life     

One could argue that Matt Landis can't get enough of the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) center. Read More

Fall certified nurse assistant, home health aide class to be offered     

Capital Region BOCES will be offering this fall a Personal Care Aide/Home Health Aide/Adult Nurse Assistant (PCA/HHA/NA) class for adults interested in entering the highly in demand healthcare industry. Read More

Grad profile: Immigrant learns the CTE skills she needs to flourish   

Cheridan Arias Urena came to the United States just three years ago, but she is all set for a career here. Read More

Capital Region BOCES graduates 73 adults from HSE, English programs      

With dignitaries as diverse as Assemblyman John McDonald, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Capital Region BOCES Chief Executive Officer John Yagielski looking on, 73 adults from across the globe graduated BOCES' adult education programs last month. Read More

SEMI High Tech U offers students a competitive edge, broadens horizons     

SEMI High Tech U offers students a competitive edge, broadens horizons. Read More

Grad profile: Stancil has designs on a career in fashion  

A If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Read More

Adult sterile processing technician class to start in September  

A new adult sterile processing technician class will start in September at Capital Region BOCES. Read More

Grad profile: CTE cemented the 'sweet' future this graduate plans  

You could say Alexis Grier has a sweet future. Read More

Adult sterile processing technician class to start in September    

A new adult sterile processing technician class will start in September at Capital Region BOCES. Read More

International Paper grant will fund a CTE lending library    

A $1,500  International Paper Co. grant will be used this coming school year by Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) to ensure students will have books to read related to their career of choice. Read More

Student sees state office as a means to personal growth 

Savitri Persaud of Schenectady is the latest Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) student to seek and win state office with the New York State SkillsUSA organization. Read More

Grad profile: Adult learner finds success at CTE 

Casey Washington came to the Capital Region BOCES Advanced Alternative Energy Program looking for guidance and a career path. He left in June 2017 with both and the new title of future college student. Read More

From Yemen to Capital Region BOCES: An adult looks for a new life 

Bassam Moqbel found his way to Albany in 2016 after immigrating from war-torn Yemen the year prior. After a brief stop in Miami, he moved to Albany in June where he works in a factory. Read More

Grad profile: 'CTE taught me what I need to succeed' 

"At Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE), they teach you what you need to know to succeed."Read More

Register now for High School Equivalency and English for Speakers of other Language classes 

Interested  in learning the English language? How about finally earning that high school diploma? Capital Region BOCES has a class for you! Read More

With customers on-hand, cosmetology students extend learning into the summer 

"I have been coming here longer than you have been alive." Read More

BOCES to once again host SEMI High Tech U  

Capital Region BOCES will once again play host to the annual SEMI High Tech U program that draws students from across the region to a three-day program to prepare them for the possibility of careers in STEM. Read More

Grad profile: Even if undecided on the future, CTE offers you valuable skills 

Even if you are not 100 percent what you will be doing in the future, Capital Region BOCES can give you an advantage in life. Read More

Summer program gives students real-life experiences

Capital Region BOCES is offering a summer program for students in need of valuable work-based learning hours. Read More

More than 100 graduate from adult LPN program

More than 100 adults earned their professional nurse accreditations at a ceremony at Proctors Theatre on June 27 and are on their way to becoming Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs).
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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!


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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

You may view the report by clicking here.



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