Twenty-one young professionals with different abilities have been making the Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center’s (CTC) campus in Port Ewen warmer and sweeter this year, one cup of coffee and one cookie at a time.
Why Ulster BOCES?
Ulster BOCES provides educational leadership and support, along with more than 200 innovative and cost-effective programs and services, to help the eight public school districts in Ulster County meet their academic, administrative, and operational goals. Our programs benefit students, educators, employers, and taxpayers throughout Ulster County.
college credits were earned by high school students through articulation agreements with 38 colleges/universities.
local businesses served as partners on our advisory councils and committees, providing valuable input into the curriculum offered to students.
adult learners worked to improve their chances of success by pursuing their High School Equivalency Diploma through adult education programs.
young professionals enrolled in CTE programs were engaged in internships last year; including 60 paid placements with interns collectively earning more than $11K
cooperative bids were prepared to allow districts to jointly purchase supplies and services and benefit from economies of scale.
educators took part in the more than 251 professional development workshops that were presented by Educator Edge experts.
devices were purchased for Ulster BOCES & component school districts to support teaching and learning.
meals were prepared through our food service management program.
Ulster BOCES means different things to different people. For Evan Ricci of the Kingston City School District, a high school senior who is in his second year of the Ulster BOCES Automotive Collision Technology program, it meant adding new skills, techniques, and resources to his “toolbox.”
Since graduating high school, Angelina Violante, a 2018 graduate of the Wallkill Central School District who attended the Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center’s Culinary Arts program, has been following her passion for baking.
For Asher Mapstone, a 2020 graduate of the Ulster BOCES APIE program, Ulster BOCES was a place where he learned to meet challenges head on.
For Rebecca “Becki” Davoli, Ulster BOCES meant finding both her confidence and her passion, and led her to a position at the Live Free & Dye Salon,