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.

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The Ulster County Fair Sensory Safe Space

Families with children on the autism spectrum or individuals with sensory sensitivities often find the bustling environment of the Ulster County Fair overwhelming. In response, Ulster BOCES, in collaboration with the Resource Center for Accessible Living (RCAL) and the Ulster County Agricultural Society (UCAS), is pleased to announce the return of the Sensory Safe Space at the Ulster County Fair for its second year. The fair will take place from July 30 through August 4, 2024, and the sensory-friendly environment will be available throughout.

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Ulster BOCES Transitional Occupation Program (TOP A) students–or “young professionals” as they are referred to around the school building–have been catering to the Ulster BOCES school community and beyond, using skills they have developed through practice, professional learning, implementation, and assessment. 

The Ulster BOCES TOP A program is geared towards young people in Grades 9-12 who may struggle with academics and motivation, but who possess the ability to comply with directions effectively enough to build pro-technical and employability skills. The program is designed to maximize the time the young professionals spend performing hands-on work in jobs, trade areas, and field locations, leading to more advanced technical program participation or an effective transition from school to work. 

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Fashion Showcase

The Ulster BOCES Fashion Design & Merchandising (FDM) program hosted its seventh annual Fashion Exhibition in June. In addition to an exciting fashion show, the event featured informative interactive displays, an inspirational photo exhibit, a dramatic “Lookbook” cover reveal, and even an array of delicious treats expertly catered by the Ulster BOCES Culinary Arts program. 

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Interns and Business Partners at Mohonk Mountain House

Over the past school year, Ulster BOCES has placed more young professionals in internships than ever before. On June 12, both young professionals and business partners were recognized at an event held in the Mohonk Mountain House Pavilion. This celebration marks the culmination of dedication, growth, and achievement for Ulster BOCES interns and the deep commitment and support the business partners have provided them. 

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Three Career & Tech Students in Classroom


Joseph Salamone
Principal of CTE

Stephen Casa
Assistant Principal of CTE

Allison Ramirez
Assistant Principal of CTE 

Ronald Bath
Guidance Counselor

Cristina Wieczorek
Guidance Counselor 

Gen Rochetti
Special Education Consultant Teacher

Route 9W
Port Ewen, NY 12466
phone: 845.331.6680


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