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July 30, 2016
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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Goldstein Auto donates vehicle to Capital Region BOCES CTE      

Students at the Schoharie campus of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) will have a new vehicle to learn their trade on when school year opens in September.
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Grad Profile: Schenectady grad credits CTE with making him a college student      

You could say that attending Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) has changed 2016 Schenectady City School District graduate Nick George's life. Read More

New Visions graduate: Journalism is alive and kicking       

Many graduates of the New Visions: Multimedia and Digital Communications program are evidence that journalism, despite popular predictions of its imminent demise, is thriving.
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New adult floral design course offered by Capital Region BOCES        

If you have a budding interest in flowers and aspire to a career using your "green thumb," then Capital Region BOCES has an adult course offering just for you.
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Grad Profile: CTE taught me the skills and knowledge of employers are looking for     

"I learned the skills of an HVAC/R technician and also the skills and knowledge of what employers are looking for." Read More

Lansingburgh student extolls the virtue of New Visions program     

When Morgan Hume arrives at Suffolk University in Boston this fall to major in journalism, she will be "one step ahead of her college classmates" thanks to the experiences of the New Vision: Multimedia and Digital Communications program offered by Capital Region BOCES
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Graduates: SEMI High Tech U camp broadens horizons    

Current students taking part in SEMI High Tech U and past attendees agree, attending the three-day camp broadens horizons and better prepares campers for life in a global high tech workforce. 
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Adult learners and English as a second language students to graduate    

Adults who are earning their high school equivalency (HSE) diplomas (previously known as GEDs) as well as those who have graduated the Capital Region BOCES English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) program will be celebrated during a graduation ceremony on July 28 in Albany. 
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Dozens of area high school students prepare for STEM careers this week   

The annual SEMI High Tech U program is in full swing today, tomorrow and Friday in the Capital Region, providing opportunities for students to prepare for careers in STEM. 
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Grad Profile: SCCC-bound graduate credits CTE with teaching him HVAC/R  

There is one thing certain about learning the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) trade — the job prospects are quite hot. 
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Troy Record reports on summer cosmetology program at CTE  

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Grad Profile: Middleburgh graduate to build on auto knowledge in welding program  

For Brian Nelson of Middleburgh, his favorite times are ones spent getting his hands greasy working on an automobile. Read More

Capital Region BOCES CTE implements safety upgrades   

With the sound of a sledge hammer and excavator working on a new upgrade, Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) administrators recently detailed a number of the safety and security upgrades undertaken at the Albany CTE campus during the last year.
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Grad Profile: 
Criminal justice graduate credits CTE with hands-on experiences 

For class of 2016 graduate Shawn St. Louis, his favorite memory of attending CTE is a little different than most high school graduates. Read More

Students spend their summer learning the latest cosmetology techniques 

If you want to be a cosmetologist, you have to go to summer school.

No that's not the message to just one student who didn't do well during the school year; rather that is the message each and every high school student attending Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School's (CTE) cosmetology program receives as they start the comstology program at CTE.
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Grad Profile: 'It's been an honor to attend CTE'

"I chose to attend Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) as a stepping stone... to see if nursing was right for me," said Karley Audino, a 2016 graduate of the nurse assistant program on the Albany CTE campus.
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Capital Region BOCES CTE earns national communication honors

For the second consecutive year, the communication and recruiting efforts of the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) have won national communication awards.
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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.
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Grad Profile: 
College student returned to complete the fashion program

Shadeh Din enjoyed the fashion program so much as a senior, that she returned as an adult student during the 2015-16 school year to complete the two-year program while she was also taking courses at Hudson Valley Community College. Read More

Notice of Evaluation for Accreditation   

An accreditation evaluation team from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools will be on the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) campus from April 3-6, 2017.
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2016-17 school year archive, the 2015-16 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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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.


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