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Career and Technical Education
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Mon, 2/26/2018, 12:00AM - 11:59PM
Mon, 3/5/2018, 12:00AM - 11:59PM
Tue, 3/13/2018, 9:00AM
Fri, 3/16/2018, 1:00AM - 12:59AM
Thu, 3/22/2018, 1:00AM - 12:59AM
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1,700 Eighth-Grade Students Partake in Taste of Tech
Welcome James Clark James (Jamie) Clark is the new assistant principal of Harkness Career & Technical Center.  Clark joins Erie 1 BOCES from the Wayland-Cohocton CSD in Steuben County where he worked an...
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Picture perfect workplace exercise   Imagery is a standard communication tool, and today’s technology makes visual communication faster and easier than ever before. High school seniors studying Digital Media at Erie 1...
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1,700 Eighth-Grade Students Partake in Taste of Tech Eighth-grade students from across Western New York learned about 30 different career paths from high school students embarking on their own paths. The 2018 "Taste of Tech"...
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Opportunities abound for CTE students to gain college credit Nearly 100 opportunities exist for Erie 1 BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) students to receive college credit for classes they take in high school, saving them time and money. These...
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Middle of the action Eighth graders have wide array of CTE initiatives available to them Erie 1 BOCES has several initiatives to immerse middle school students into the world of career and technical education, and...
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New pre-apprentice model paves way for auto tech jobs West Seneca West student Trent Golab spent a good portion of his summer with West Herr Auto Group working on cars. The senior found himself in the thick of things, replacing bumpers, taking off...
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Building Trades students to auction off luxury sheds Need a refuge from a chaotic everyday life, but don’t have room in your house for a man cave or woman cave? Students in Erie 1 BOCES’ Building Trades program may have a custom-built...
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National Technical Honor Society spotlights student achievement Allison Imiola sees value in a prestigious National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) membership. Imiola graduated from the Frontier Central School District in June 2016, with her induction into...
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Kenton seniors claim victory at NFADA auto tech competition Erie 1 BOCES’ three career centers sent a total of six teams to the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association’s 2018 Ron Smith Memorial Auto Tech Competition on Jan. 13. Teams from...
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Introducing Youth to Career Education Exposure to career options is known to help middle school students find their educational interests. For that reason, four teachers from Erie 1 BOCES Career and Technical Education Services joined...
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Students bring the tailgate party indoors Students and faculty in the Occupational Education Food Service program at the Harkness Career and Technical Center brought the tailgate party indoors recently. A canopy, a few tables and a...
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Special guests drop by school counselors meeting at Buffalo Zoo Area high school counselors got a wild treat when they attended a professional development program at the Buffalo Zoo recently. A snake and a vampire bat greeted attendees at the end of the...
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Welcome Anedda Trautman On Sept. 14, Anedda Trautman began her role as associate director of Career and Technical Education (CTE) at Erie 1 BOCES. In that role, Trautman will be responsible for the design, development,...
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Building bountiful relationships within the community High School seniors enrolled in the Building Trades program at Erie 1 BOCES Potter Career & Technical Center assisted with a community service project.  In October, the class removed and...
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With increased class size, Kenton welding program expands The increasingly popular welding program at Erie 1 BOCES Kenton Career & Technical Center has officially expanded after a significant capital project. The expansion consisted of adding...
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Two student-built homes sold at auction Two homes built by the Building Trades program at Erie 1 BOCES Harkness and Kenton Career & Technical Centers were auctioned off in the beginning of June. The proceeds from both auctions will...
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Joseph Hoff Honored as Erie 1 BOCES Distinguished Alumnus This year’s Erie 1 BOCES Distinguished Alumni honoree is Joseph Hoff. Hoff attended the two- year Electrical Technology program at the Potter Career & Technical Center. He is currently the...
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From Cupcakes to Career Exploration Kenmore East Middle School and Erie 1 BOCES joined forces in an effort to spark student interest in technical careers. For one week, Erie 1 BOCES’ baking teacher and Kenmore East's consumer...
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Harkness student shows nursing potential Joelle Seiden, a junior from Gateway Longview School, was selected as Erie 1 BOCES’ featured student of the month. Joelle is enrolled in the Health Careers program under the instruction of...
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Potter students win NYS SkillsUSA Health Knowledge Bowl Four Erie 1 BOCES Health Careers students won first place in the Health Knowledge Bowl competition at the 2017 New York State SkillsUSA competition. The team, made up of two juniors and two...
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Students present zoo exhibit models as their capstone project Students from the Erie 1 BOCES Zoo Wildlife and Conservation Careers program presented their final projects on May 18. The three-part project is a culmination of a year of research the students...
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Top young mind in industrial motor controls Frontier teen chooses to miss graduation to compete on a national stage. Matthew Scheffler is choosing not to attend his high school graduation and everyone is cheering. That is because...
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Clarence Teen Awarded with $1,000 Technical Scholarship Austin Oleszak of Clarence was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). Austin has been part of the Digital Media program at Erie 1 BOCES Harkness...
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Electrical student advances to national SkillsUSA competition   Winning a statewide SkillsUSA competition is quite impressive. Winning the competition as a junior in high school is even more impressive and quite rare. This is exactly what Brandon Meek,...
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Traveling Tech Impresses Teens It is unusual to see school personnel welcoming colorful semi-trucks to park in front of their buildings. However, this truck was an exception. Full Sail University brought their interactive...
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SkillsUSA Regionals 2017 A number of Erie 1 BOCES CTE students won at the regional SkillsUSA competition and are moving on to the state competition in Syracuse. Read a full list here: ...
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170+ Inducted into National Technical Honor Society A total of 172 students representing 29 local high schools were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) yesterday. Students from Erie 1 BOCES’ three career and technical...
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Minecraft Competition 2017 Potter Career & Technical Center held their second annual Minecraft Competition for students in grades six through eight on March 10. The free event was comprised of teams of four students with...
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Pizza at Potter Enhances Learning for Hamburg Family and consumer sciences teachers from Hamburg Middle School collaborated with culinary instructors from Erie 1 BOCES Potter Career & Technical Center to help students turn academic...
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Construction Tours On January 31, seniors in Harkness' Building Trades program visited local construction businesses with instructors Chris Burgio, Mike Hughes and Pam Santillo. In the morning, students...
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Senior Interviews With Businesses In January and February, the Harkness Career & Technical Center held Senior Mock Interviews organized by Pamela Santillo, work based learning teacher at Harkness. Twenty business and...
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Zoo Program Roars to Life Few people have a view of bison roaming right outside of their window, but Erie 1 BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) instructor Leigh Ziemczonek and her class are happy to be exceptions....
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Kenton Auto Seniors Win the NFADA Competition At Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association (NFADA) 2017 Ron Smith Memorial Auto Tech Competition, high school students from Erie 1 BOCES two career centers, Kenton and Potter, dominated the...
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New Visions Info Night Jan. 25 College-bound, honors-level, high school juniors may attend Erie 1 BOCES New Visions Information Night on Wed., Jan. 25 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Harkness Career & Technical Center,...
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Teen Has Promising Future in Animal Care Erie 1 BOCES has selected Brittney Schecterly, a senior from Kenmore West High School, as their featured student for the month of December. Brittney is enrolled in the Animal Science program at...
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Youth with Serious Tech Chops Erie 1 BOCES selected Thomas Maran, a senior from Cheektowaga Central School, as their featured student for November. Thomas is enrolled in the Electronics and Computer Technology program at Erie...
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Instant College Admission More than 30 Harkness students took advantage of “Instant Decision Day” arranged by Pam Santillo, work-based learning teacher for Erie 1 BOCES. Students interested in receiving an...
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Art at Twilight The art department from the Twilight Program at Kenton Career & Technical Center recently visited the Albright Knox Art Gallery.  “The students were excited about viewing...
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Harkness College Day In early November, Harkness hosted a College Day for juniors and seniors. Twenty-seven colleges and U.S. Military divisions were in attendance for students to talk about their postsecondary options...
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Potter Parents See CTE Firsthand Erie 1 BOCES Potter Career & Technical Center hosted "Bring Your Parent to School Day" on Nov. 4th to allow students' families an up-close and personal look at a typical day in the Potter Career...
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Erie 1 BOCES Class Building Stools — and Life Skills The humming of electric wood sanders and the dust they made filled the air of Debra Gampietro’s workshop on a recent morning at the Erie 1 BOCES Potter Career & Technical...
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Interactive Career Experiences For many families, the 2016-2017 school year has just begun. However, for school leaders, the planning for next year is well underway. Erie 1 BOCES...
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A Cut Above Erie 1 BOCES has selected Mariah Reilly, a senior from JFK High School, as their featured student of the month. Mariah is enrolled in the Cosmetology program at Erie 1 BOCES Potter Career and...
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Counselors Get CTE Briefing at Potter Breakfast The resurgence of the collision repair program and words of wisdom from a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Ambassador were among the highlights of the recent Erie 1 BOCES counselor breakfast at...
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New VR System a Reality at Harkness CTE “The Oculus Rift” may sound like an ancient dispute, best discussed in a world history class, but in fact, it’s cutting-edge computer technology, and it’s up and running at...
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Planning for the Future For many families the 2016-2017 school year has just begun. However, for school leaders, the planning for next year is well underway. Erie 1 BOCES Kenton Career and...
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Future Labor Market A four-year university degree has many benefits; however, the percentage of perceived underemployment is on rise. Looking at career preparation from an economic standpoint, the following information...
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Using Food To Tell The Immigrant Story Sour cream and cinema were on the menu at Erie 1 BOCES Kenton Career and Technical Center as a trio of refugee students from Buffalo experienced a hands-on culinary demonstration, all while...
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Teen breaks barriers, disassembles cars, earns cash WNY Media Coverage: Buffalo News TWC News Video Ch. 4 WIVB Video ...
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Frank Todaro named distinguished alumnus Frank Todaro, resident of the Town of Lancaster, was recognized by the board of education at Erie 1 BOCES as an outstanding alumnus for his successful career. Todaro, a graduate of Harkness...
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