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Clarence Student wins at SkillsUSA Regional Competition
Inaugural P-TECH R.A.C.E. class kicks off year with picnic The inaugural class for the P-TECH R.A.C.E. (Pathways in Technology Early College High School Route to Automotive Career Excellence) program celebrated the start of their journey with a picnic...
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Hamburg High School Hosts STEM Camp Hamburg High School hosted its annual STEM Camp in August. The camp is an experience for incoming ninth graders interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math....
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Lafayette alumnus honored as distinguished BOCES grad A Lafayette High School alumnus has been recognized by Erie 1 BOCES for his professional success after graduation. Al Shammari Saif received one of three Distinguished Alumni awards as part of...
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Lancaster alumnus honored as distinguished BOCES grad A Lancaster High School alumnus has been recognized by Erie 1 BOCES for his professional success after graduation. Anthony Kozlowski received one of three Distinguished Alumni awards as part of...
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Kenmore West alumna honored as distinguished BOCES grad A Kenmore West High School alumna has been recognized by Erie 1 BOCES for her professional success after graduation. Cara Giglia received one of three Distinguished Alumni awards as part of the...
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Curating Future Culinarians Recipe for success includes career & technical education In 1915, three Jacobs brothers started a modest popcorn-and-peanut-vending business in Buffalo. More than 100 years later, that...
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Force to be Reckoned Kenton duo places in national auto tech event It is not every day a team of two gets to compete in the national spotlight, but that is exactly what Erie 1 BOCES Kenton Career & Technical...
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Shifting Gears Free college tuition for future automotive workforce  The automotive industry needs qualified workers. As a result, businesses, educators and New York State officials have merged efforts...
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TECHsploration A middle school enrichment initiative  Hamburg Middle School student Anna Reagan can say she has operated construction equipment. The seventh-grader joined some of her fellow...
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Cleveland Hill Student Earns $1,000 NTHS Scholarship A Cle veland Hill High School senior has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). Mikayla Kolarz is one of 225 outstanding NTHS members to receive a Jon...
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2018 Trophy Winners from Regional SkillsUSA Fifteen students from Erie 1 BOCES' three career and technical centers brought home trophies following the regional SkillsUSA competition at Alfred State College. Next, SkillsUSA students will...
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Maryvale Student Earns $1,000 NTHS Scholarship A Maryvale High School senior has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). Carl Zarcone is one of 225 outstanding NTHS members to receive a Jon H....
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Commitment to Education 2018 Honorees Congrats to Erie 1 BOCES’ Commitment to Education honorees for their ongoing support of career and technical education. Andrew Altomore from Delaware North, North Tonawanda attorney Todd...
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Bid, Buy a House and Support Public Education UPDATE 6/08/18 at 1:00 p.m.:   The house was auctioned for $57,000. The successful bidder was Michael Schuler from Newfane, NY. He plans to move the home to his family's land in...
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Students Win National Aviation Design Challenge A team of students from Erie 1 BOCES Aviation Technology program at Harkness Career & Technical Center in Cheektowaga placed first in the 2018 Aviation Design Challenge, sponsored by...
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Ford Future Techs Program Donates 3 Vehicles WNY Ford Dealers Accelerate Learning with Cutting-Edge Technology   The Western New York Ford Dealers capped off Teacher Appreciation Month this May by donating three current Ford...
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Shifting Gears: Free College Tuition for Future Automotive Workforce The automotive industry needs qualified workers. As a result, businesses, educators and New York State officials have merged efforts to help close the skills gap in automotive technology and...
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Feeding families with hospitalized children This past week, students from SkillsUSA Club at Erie 1 BOCES Potter Career & Technical Center provided dinner to families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Buffalo. The Ronald McDonald...
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Student-Built Bungalows Auctioned UPDATE: the two structures earned $7,800 for the class at the auction on 4/14.   ***** Need a refuge from a chaotic everyday life, but don’t have room in your house for a...
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Cupcakes Spark STEM Learning Plumes of flour dust, smiles galore and a multitude of frosting colors converged as dozens of 13-year-olds competed to create the best cupcake.   Maryvale Middle School and Erie 1...
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2018 NTHS High school seniors from 27 area high schools were recognized for their technical aptitude on March 20. The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) inducted 174 students from Erie 1...
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Culinary Career Day 2018 Nearly 100 high-school students hungry for knowledge in the culinary arts participated in a unique experience at Key Bank Center on Thursday, March 8. Professional chefs and culinarians from...
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Sweet Home Crowned Minecraft Middle School Champs Team "Emerald Order" from Sweet Home Middle School won first place at a regional Minecraft competition on March 9. More than 30 middle school students participated in the Minecraft...
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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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