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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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Vets sail into Memorial Day with submarine courtesy of BOCES CTE students  

A group of area veterans will surface in parades this weekend with a new float, thanks to the work and diligence of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students, faculty and staff.


Members of the United States Submarine Veterans Albany-Saratoga Chapter took possession of their new submarine float on Wednesday during a presentation at the Albany CTE campus. Read More

Automotive repair is in the blood for this CTE senior  

Automotive repair is in the blood for the Manson family of Cobleskill. Ian Manson is a senior in the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School program in Schoharie and his brother Keith is a 2011 graduate of the program and owns Keith's autorepair in Wernerville and works for DePaula Chevrolet.  Read More

Students find employment; more hires expected following auto fair  

"I woke up today thinking it was just going to be another normal day in high school and wham, I have done something that can possibly determine my future."  Read More

Area health care providers to recruit at Capital Region 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. Read More

Dozens honored at 2017 National Technical Honor Society inductions  

More than 40 Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) on Monday and eight seniors were recognized for serving two years in the NTHS during a ceremony at South Colonie Central High School. Read More

SUV donation will help Schoharie CTE students learn  

It has 194,000 miles on it and has spent the better part of its 13 years traversing the roads of Schoharie County and beyond. Now, the 2004 Nissan Xterra owned by Schoharie resident Vic DiSanto will serve a new purpose educating future mechanics.  Read More

Decades after starting a career in the U.S., Guyanese
native returns to the classroom to pursue a high school diploma  

After 34 years in the United States, a Guyanese immigrant is finally earning her High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma thanks to Capital Region BOCES. Read More

Employers to recruit Capital Region BOCES CTE auto students on May 23  

Nearly a dozen Capital Region employers are expected to recruit students at the annual Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) Automotive Job Fair on May 23, 2017. Read More

For fashion, this lesson is truly in the (tote) bag!  

If you see a tote on the streets of Albany or a neighboring community, it may be have been created by a Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School Global Fashion Studies student. Read More

Students, faculty, staff and alumni erect gazebo to aid the less fortunate  

It may have been raining and cold, but that didn't stop a team of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students, faculty, staff and administrators from giving back to the community on Saturday. Read More

State SkillsUSA champ is planning to retire with his carpentry skills  

You can't say that Irving Skowfoe is not seeing the big picture. Read More

Students use their skills to improve the Albany campus

The Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School was in need of an accessibility update so administrators turned to the students for help. Read More

CTE teachers bring experience, dedication to the classroom and students appreciate it!

One is a retired police officer, another a motorcycle mechanic. Still others operate their own welding, machine repair, culinary and related businesses on the side. Read More

As certification tests approach, students feel anxious but confident

In just a few short weeks, Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) nurse assistant students will be taking state certification exams that will allow them to work in the health care industry. Read More

Teacher honored as SkillsUSA area advisor of the year

Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) teacher Matt Millard has been named the SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year by his peers in the statewide chapter of the organization. Read More

Floral students plant the seeds of learning for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a major holiday for florists across the country and it is no different for students learning the art of floral design at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE). Read More

Hands-on learning is a draw for CTE students

Ask almost any of the students at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) why they are attending CTE and among their top three reasons will be they like working with their hands. Read More

Adult nursing students sees BOCES as a 'stepping stone'

One step at a time. That's the plan for Capital Region BOCES Adult Practical Nursing student Alex Ramos is taking it in her dream of helping others. Read More

Master barber shares his skills with aspiring cosmetologists at BOCES

A master barber and owner of Showtime Barbershop in Clifton Park recently shared his decades of experience and expertise with aspiring cosmetologists at the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) Albany campus.
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Three area high schools students win state technical skills competitions 

Three area high school students won state championships representing Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School recently at the New York State SkillsUSA competition in Syracuse.
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Students to conduct sale to boost student learning

The craftsmanship and hard work of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students will be on display and available for sale on May 1 and 2 during the Career Development and Occupational Studies Program (CDOS) program's Spring Mother's Day-themed Sale. Read More

More than three dozen area students are competing in Syracuse at state SkillsUSA event

More than three dozen Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students from across the region are in Syracuse today and tomorrow (April 27 and 28) to test their technical skills against the best students from across the state at the New York State SkillsUSA competition. Read More

Hired before the end of high school: HVAC/R students find employment thanks to CTE

Six Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) adult and high school students have been hired following the school's heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) career fair at the end of March.

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Area students fare well in national automotive competition  

Two Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) automotive students earned a top 20 finish in the National Automotive Technology Competition in New York City. Read More

Adult lives her dream thanks to Capital Region BOCES Adult Health Careers Program  

Latham resident Jackie McCormack is living out her childhood dream thanks to Capital Region BOCES and the Adult Health Careers program. Read More

The Times Union and a Texas newspaper report on Capital Region BOCES CTE heavy equipment project

A project involving students making repairs to the Schoharie campus roads draws national attention. Read More

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