The Capital Region Career & Technical School is a great place to learn, build experience and explore a career before entering college, technical school or the workforce. Here are just a few ways Career & Tech differs from a traditional high school education:
The Capital Region Career & Technical School allows students to immerse themselves in a trade or profession, spending a half-day or more learning hands-on and gaining real-world experience. Our classrooms and labs are equipped with the latest technology. Students learn from New York State-certified teachers who are seasoned professionals in their career field or trade. A team of academic teachers also are on hand to help students build their skills in English, math and science -- all within the context of a career that interests them. In this way, Career & Tech helps students succeed in school and see the connections between academics and real-world success.
The Career & Tech learning environment extends far beyond the classroom. Internships, job shadowing, community service, field trips, guest speakers, cooperative education -- all provide students with valuable experience, connections and practice in using their technical and people skills. Some classes, such as the honors-level New Visions programs, are based off-campus, in the business world. All students benefit from Career & Techs partnerships with business and industry; more than 300 local employers and educators help keep our programs in synch with the demands of the modern workplace. In this way, Career & Tech puts students on the fast track to a satisfying career.
Career & Tech maintains articulation agreements with numerous colleges and technical schools. This means Career & Tech students can earn postsecondary credit while still in high school and enter college in advanced standing. Through the Tech Prep and AYES Auto Technician programs, students may earn college credits at reduced rates. In this way, Career & Tech allows students to get a head start on college and save money at the same time.
Learning does not end at high school graduation, and a growing number of Career & Tech students are adults. Some return to school to learn a new career, such as nursing, while others are working toward GED diplomas. Career & Tech also designs training programs for employers throughout the Capital Region. Adult Education courses in English for Speakers of Other Languages benefit many new arrivals to our shores. The presence of adult learners at Career & Tech often helps high school students see more clearly what lies ahead and shows them the value of lifelong learning.
More education and training mean higher earnings and greater job satisfaction. Where are you going? If your destination is success in career and in life, Career & Tech can help you get a great start!