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At a Glance

  • +$19,000 Nationally, CTE grads make $19k more per year than college grads with associates degrees.
  • 75% Nationally, three out of four CTE students continue on to college.
  • 31 School districts are served in Washington, Saratoga, Warren, Hamilton, and Essex Counties.
  • 20 CTE offers more than 20 programs

The Future of Career Success Starts Here

Combining academic programs with real hands-on learning, Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides its students with many different paths to the future. Some go on to college, others go right into a career. All have started to achieve the occupational and 21st Century skills so important in building a successful life and career.

News & Announcements

SkillsUSA Regionals

SkillsUSA Regional Competitions Showcase Amazing Students

More than 100 Career and Technical Education students from the Southern Adirondack Education Center, F. Donald Myers Education Center and Early College Career Academy at WSWHE BOCES participated in dozens of competitions at the 2023 NYS SkillsUSA Area 3 competition (Regional Competition) on March 16, 2023.
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Capital Region Workforce Development Coalition Host Workshop for School Counselors

Who will build it? This is a question area construction and skilled trades people have been asking for years as the skills gap grows in the Capital Region and nationally.

On March 3, 2023, the Capital Region Workforce Development Coalition, in partnership with WSWHE BOCES and the New York State School Counselor Association (NYSSCA) gathered over 75 school counselors from area school districts to discuss non traditional post secondary pathways in the trades and how collectively they can provide more opportunities to students.
group of construction trades students showing female student the program

Empowering Young Women with Career Discovery

February 13, 2023 – Women have to see it to be it. The WSWHE BOCES Women In Trades Initiative is focused on narrowing the skills gap and encouraging young women to enter the trades, in particular traditionally male dominated fields such as automotive technology, auto body repair, construction trades, environmental conservation & forestry, heavy equipment operation, HVAC-R, industrial and performance machining, power sports technology and welding.

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