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October 30, 2014
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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Business is budding in
CTE's floral design program

Business is budding in the Capital Region BOCES Floral Design program.

With a "staff" of eight students, the floral program is arranging the centerpieces for the annual Van Rensselaer Garden Club dinner Thursday and developing a floral design for the major Culinary Cornucopia gala this weekend.


The Troy Record reports on
the Floral program at CTE

Follow the link to the Record's website.

'Masking' a lesson in theatrical fun at Capital Region CTE

Perhaps they won't land jobs as a make-up artist for the classic rock band KISS, but cosmetology students at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School will know how to apply a face full of makeup when they graduate.

Career and college learning: CTE Culinary students visit SCCC program

Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) Culinary program seniors recently visited Schenectady County Community College(SCCC) to sample college life and to see how they can continue their studies at SCCC.

Carvings, makeup and
more to mark holiday and learning at Schoharie this week

Students at the Schoharie campus of the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School will get in the holiday spirit this week with a series of activites that are tied to their learning.

New feature: Online calendar helps keep track of CTE activities

The Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School recently added an online calendar to its arsenal of tools provided to the public to help keep track of happening at the school.

Need a job?
Consider job retraining

Much has been made by employers, the media and even government officials of the skills gap in the United States — job seekers not having the skills needed by employers. However, little has been discussed about the solutions to the problem that already exist.

Senior soup sampler tests  students' speaking skills 

There is more to being a chef than creating masterful culinary creations.

Regents endorse
Career and Technical
Education option for graduation

The state Board of Regents voted on
Oct. 20 a authorize the State Education Department (SED) to finalize a plan that will increase the number of pathways to graduation students have, including an option that would allow students to choose a CTE pathway.


Students, faculty named 'pacesetters' by American Cancer Society

Faculty and staff in the Capital Region BOCES cosmetology program were named "pacesetters" by the American Cancer Society last weekend after raising $2,647 for the organization.

Calculating a
lesson on life, job skills

Closing a cash drawer — the process of determining whether the cash in a register matches the amount that receipts say should be there — is a process retail and culinary managers must have a firm grip on if they are to perform their jobs well.

No meatballs here, Swedish chef teaches the art of pancake making

A retired Swedish chef picked up the ladles and spatulas again Thursday in the kitchen of the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTE) in Albany to teach the fine art of Swedish pancake making.

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Students raise funds for breast cancer research with all-day spa

Hair coloring, facials, manicures and more helped Capital Region BOCES cosmetology students raise funds for breast cancer research on Oct. 16.

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Media turns to CTE for story on infection control measures, how future nurses learn about Ebola

Segments on WRGB CBS 6 and WNYT Channel 13 on Oct. 15 took two different looks at the issue of Ebola. CBS 6 focused on how nursing programs and future nurses are reacting the outbreak while WNYT looked at infection control measurers that are taught in nursing programs. Check out the segments here:

View the CBS 6 segment

View the WNYT segment  

Modeling expert shares advice with CTE students

An area expert in modeling recently shared his expertise with students in the Global Fashion class at the Albany campus of the Career and Technical School.

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Learning by doing:
Students make repairs at school

Who do you call when your refrigerator doesn't work? For most people, it's a refrigerator repairmen.

At the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) Albany Campus, the call is placed to the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC\R) Program classrooms where HVAC\R students are promptly dispatched to address the problem.

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Schoharie campus elects SkillsUSA leaders

SkillsUSA chapter members from the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School in Schoharie recently inducted their student leaders for the 2014-15 school year.  

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Students raise funds to learn at flower shows 

As the old saying goes, a rose is a rose. However, not all roses are equal. Some roses help students learn.  

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Education leaders talk manufacturing and education

Capital Region BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Charles Dedrick joined a panel of experts on Oct. 8 in discussing the future of manufacturing and education in the Tech Valley Region. 

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SkillsUSA officers inducted at Albany Campus

Students ranging from future electricians to future fashion advisors will lead the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School Albany campus SkillsUSA chapter for the 2014-15 school year. Read more    

Chefs prepare for Culinary Cornucopia

With students working and learning in the background, some of the region's top chefs paid a visit to the Albany Campus of the Capital Region Career and Technical School on Tuesday to hear a presentation on the upcoming Culinary Cornucopia. Read more    

CTE gives students a financial, workplace edge

Less than a year ago Gage Kibbey was just another high school senior with his whole future ahead of him.

Today, he is a welder earning in excess of $50 an hour thanks to his experiences and training at the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School. Read more    

Human resources expert offers adult CNA students advice  

A potential future employer recently visited a classroom in the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School Health Careers Center to provide expert advice to adult students in the Personal Care Aide/Home Health Aide/Adult Nurse Assistant (PCA/HHA/CNA) Program.

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Manufacturing program trains students
for new, exciting career opportunities

Are you interested in a career with an average annual salary (in 2012) of $77,505?

How about entering a job market where the growth exceeds the available labor pool? Then look no further than the manufacturing and machining program at Capital Region BOCES and the Center for Advanced Technology @ Mohonasen. Read more

Schenectady Gazette reports on CTE student's work with a celebrity chef

Follow the link below to a PDF of the article and the exciting opportunity Career and Technical School senior Kellee Farrigan has thanks to her learning at CTE. 
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Learning can be fun — especially with big equipment

Learning can be fun — especially if it entails operating heavy equipment. 
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Tech It Out NY - hot careers right here in Tech Valley

Interested in Tech Valley's latest high-tech and advanced manufacturing careers? Visit the Tech Valley Careers - Tech It Out NY website


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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