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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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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.

The utility recently donated a box truck to CTE for use in a multitude of programs.  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

Re-imagine your future with a Capital Region BOCES Adult Welding Class

Does welding spark your interest? Are you looking for a new direction in life? Then sign-up today for the Capital Region BOCES Adult Welding and Metal Fabrication class.  Read More

New Visions: Law & Government students reflect on 9/11 terrorist attacks

They were barely a year old, but students in the Capital Region BOCES New Visions: Law & Government class know the profound impact the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 had on them, the country and the world. Read More

As school opens, 1,100+ students look to earn marketable skills for the future

More than 1,100 high school students from across the Capital Region entered the world of skilled labor, video game design, nursing and more on Wednesday as classes started at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Center's (CTE) three campuses. Read More

High school students embark on mission to learn skills for in-demand careers

More than 1,100 high school students (an approximately 5 percent increase!) from across the Capital Region will enter the world of automotive repair, welding, nursing, restaurant management and video game design — to name just a few careers — as they return to school this week and start training for life outside of high school. Read More

Capital Region BOCES makes the college transition easy     

Niskayuna graduate Surreet Pabbi credits his time in the Capital Region BOCES New Visions Law and Government program with making college planning and life "easy."  Read More

CTE taught this grad the small but important things in life 

What metal and electrodes do you use with specific metals? That's the knowledge Alan Gauvreau credits Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) with teaching him, along with preparing him for a life and career outside of school. Read More

A decade after graduation, welding student returns as teacherGrad profile: CTE taught her how to build her future 

Exactly a decade after graduating from the Capital Region BOCES welding program, Don Mattoon is returning to the hallowed halls of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) school."  Read More

Grad profile: CTE helped build this student's future 

From a high school student with no idea what she wanted to do to an aspiring heavy equipment operator/contractor.  Read More

The automotive program put this 2017 grad in the fast lane for success

Glenn MacDonald spent his last official days with Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTE) representing New York state in a national skills competition. Read More

Grad profile: CTE taught collaboration, heavy equipment skills to this grad  

Collaboration. It’s a key skill necessary for successful employment in almost every career field and it’s a skill taught in every class at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE). Read More

Graduate: 'CTE teaches you the skills you need and doesn't waste your time'  

For 2017 graduate Logan Christensen, attending the electrical trades program at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) was a means to an end. Read More

Adult Practical Nursing Classes offered for 2017-18 school year  

Are you an adult seeking to change, enhance or start a great career?

It's time to take action and prepare to join one of the fastest growing and highest demand jobs in the nation — nursing. Read More

Grad profile: CTE cemented his future plans      

He was part of a two-person team that represented New York state and Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) at a national automotive competition this year, bringing the school its highest finish in the competition in several years. Despite that, 2017 CTE graduate Eliason Feronda still remains firmly grounded. Read More

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. 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

More news can be found here:

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

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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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