The Career & Technical Center’s Aviation program placed Stephen Sawyer, on an unexpected career path—as a New York State (NYS) Trooper assigned to the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Detail.
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.
Students in the Ulster BOCES Motorcycle/Outdoor Power/Turf Management program are building up their professional foundation by becoming certified forklift operators.
Onteora student Spencer Estes has been named the valedictorian of the Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center’s Class of 2019 and this year's salutatorian is Highland student Christian DiPrima.
Seventy-three Ulster BOCES students were recognized for academic achievement, commitment, and exemplifying exceptional qualities such as honesty, leadership, responsibility, and good character when they were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society on May 9.
In March, more than 500 students from throughout Ulster County visited the Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center in Port Ewen for an up-close look at the hands-on career education available to them as juniors and seniors.