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January 30, 2015
Capital Region Career & Technical School



Career & Tech news from the home page

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 to tour businesses

Sixty-five high school students from around the Capital Region will tour area businesses on Tuesday and learn more about the future growth of the region's manufacturing sector.
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Criminal Justice students spend the day at State Police Academy

Criminal justice students at the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) Schoharie campus recently spent the day learning at the New York State Police Academy in Albany.
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Dozens of students tour
Capital Region BOCES CTE

Prospective students and their parents from across the Capital Region visited the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) on Thursday to learn more about the school. The prospective students toured the campus, visited the individual classrooms and asked current students and faculty questions. View a photo array

'Kupcake' kudos at CTE

About 100 area high school students at the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTE) were recognized recently for going above and beyond. Read more

Business owner,
college professor seeks to join
Career and Tech advisory panel

A Schoharie County business owner and an assistant professor at SUNY Cobleskill toured the kitchens of the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) on Monday as he sought to offer his expertise to students and faculty.
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SkillsUSA statewide director
tours CTE Albany campus

SkillsUSA New York State Director Bruce Potter toured the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTE) Albany campus on Monday, talking with students, faculty and administrators.
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Your future starts at CTE: Check out the new course guide

From a new sterile processing technician program to automotive technology classes, an innovative entrepreuership class to the electrical trades — Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) has something for everyone during the 2015-16 school year.
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CTE students become life savers

For some students who attend Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School, the training they receive could some day turn them into life savers.
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CTE team places second at regional automotive competition

A pair of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTE) automotive students placed second in a regional automotive competition recently.
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Students interview for jobs while still in high school

The college and careers pathway that has garnered so much attention recently was placed on hyper speed at Capital Region BOCES CTE when several seniors were interviewed for real jobs with a major Capital Region heating and cooling repair company. The students in Frank Ando's Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC/R) class interviewed last week with a trio of representatives from Eastern Heating & Cooling, including Fred Giardinelli, president of the company.
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‘Dude, that ain’t right:’ The skills gap is not just industry-specific

Much has been made in recent years about the skills gap, but many questions still remain in the public and education about exactly what the skills gap is.
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BOCES offers would-be
TEAS testing twice-weekly

Capital Region BOCES is offering numerous opportunities for area residents interested in careers in nursing to take the entrance Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).
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Capital Region BOCES leaders applaud Regents ‘pathways’ vote

The New York State Board of Regents unanimously approved on Monday a new career and technical education option for students to meet high school graduation requirements.
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Statewide publication features frontpage picture of CTE grad

The January 12 edition of the statewide New York State School Boards Association OnBoard publication features a front page photo of Career and Technical School 2014 graduate Gage Kibbey welding in the CTE classroom. Check out the photo and cutline by following the below link.
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New Visions students win 2015 “We The People” competition

Defying data that show Americans know little about the U.S. Constitution and their own government, Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School’s New Visions: Law & Government program students outperformed nearly 40 of their peers on Jan. 10 to win the regional “We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition at Albany Law School. Read more 

Apply now for the innovative STEM at CNSE program!  

 For the second consecutive year, the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTE) is partnering with Tech Valley High School, Questar III BOCES and the SUNY Poly (previously known as the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering CNSE)— a global leader in creating research innovators — for the Senior STEM at CNSE program to better prepare students for the rigors of careers in the sciences, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
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New Visions  open houses scheduled   

High school students interested in an in-depth, honors-level study program for their senior year are encouraged to attend a New Visions Program open house in mid-February.
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Adult Practical Nursing Classes offered for 2015-16 school year 

Are you an adult seeking to change, enhance or start a great career?
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CTE releases video on the value of a technical education 

A new Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education Center video showcases the importance of learning workplace skills while still in high school. Read more 

When temperatures drop, demand for HVAC/R technicians heat up

Faulty furnaces, broken boilers, and malfunctioning motors lead to around-the-clock calls to heating technicians.
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College and Career pathways flyer explains how CTE can get you 'there'

College and Career pathways flyer explains how CTE can get you 'there'.
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BOCES graduates: Career and Technical School gave us the keys to success  

From business owners to machinists to heavy equipment operator trainers and chefs, the message is all the same – Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School gave them the keys to success. Read more

Times Union reports on the generosity of CTE students

Follow the link to the Times Union website.  Read more


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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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