Ellenville and Rondout Valley Central School District students met with college and other post-secondary education representatives on November 7 at Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center during the annual College Day event.
Career Education for High School
The Career & Technical Center offers dozens of high-tech training programs that lead to in-demand jobs . Graduates leave the half-day program offered at our state-of-the-art training facility in Port Ewen ready for college and the workforce.
Through a blended approach of classroom instruction, hands-on learning, and work site assignments, students build specific skills related to a career area. Our experienced instructors bring extensive job service in their respective fields.
Ulster BOCES collaborates with local business and industry to ensure that each curriculum meets industry standards and that students are trained using cutting-edge technology and equipment.
Students leave the program prepared to enter the workforce, post-secondary technical schools, and colleges. Graduates not only know how a task should be done, they’ve actually done it.
Data from the United States Department of Education also shows that students with technical education backgrounds perform more successfully in college.
The Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center’s Welding & Metal Fabrication program was a place where Jesse Revoir could begin a career that offered job security and the ability to earn a good salary.
Ulster BOCES instructors have scheduled visits with Ulster County high schools to speak with sophomores about options for attending a career and technical education program during their junior and senior years of high school.
Ulster BOCES SkillsUSA members recently helped to unload supplies at St. James Happy to Help Food Pantry, located at the Saint James United Methodist Church in Kingston.
Gary Wells has built connections and is helping ensure people live in a secure community—goals that began when he pursued a career as a police officer through the Ulster BOCES Criminal Justice program.