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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

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WSWHE BOCES Launches Its 2023-26 Strategic Plan

The Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex Board of Cooperative Educational Services (WSWHE BOCES) launched its “Future-Focused For All Students 2023-26 Strategic Plan” on November 13, 2023. The plan is the result of multiple sessions held with the organization’s board, leadership team, staff, parents, component school leaders and community partners.
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Empowering Young Women with Career Discovery

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.
Operation Turkey

Operation Turkey 2023 - Basket of Thanks

Culinary Arts & Hospitality students and the Saratoga Wilton Kiwanis Club prepared 130 holiday food baskets for local families in need in what they call “Operation Turkey.”
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Hometown Thanksgiving - Culinary Students Getting Things Ready

Students from the Culinary Arts and Hospitality programs at the Southern Adirondack Education Center began preparations for Hometown Thanksgiving, an event that provides free Thanksgiving meals to the Glens Falls community and surrounding areas.

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