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Y2KidsY2Kids Careers from A to Z Gives Middle-Schoolers a Glimpse Into Their Future Career Options

The 15th annual Y2Kids Careers from A to Z event, sponsored by the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center, was recently held in the US Army 2nd Aviation Detachment Wings of West Point Hangar where students enjoyed participating in an interactive career exploration... Read More

st pattysCTE Students and Staff Proudly March in Mid-Hudson St Patrick's Day Parade

Students and staff from BOCES' Career & Technical Education Center proudly marched in the 2014 Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade in Goshen...Read More

 

KelsieCTE New Vision Student Kelsie Costello Takes Top Prize in Writing Contest

Kelsie Costello, a senior from Cornwall High School enrolled in the New Vision Medical program, was recently honored as the top High School winner in the Writing About Place essay contest sponsored by Teaching the Hudson Valley (THV). Kelsie wrote “Bench” about Rings Pond at Riverlight Park in Cornwall...Read More

Kelly WetterCTE Celebrates National Career & Technical Education Month with Media Day

Students currently enrolled in Career & Technical Education (CTE) academies recently had the opportunity to showcase their technical programs to members of the press, local dignitaries and community members...Read More

 

 

preschoolThe Career and Technical Education Center Announces Openings for its 2014-2015 Pre-School Program

CTEC is accepting applications for its 2014-2015 Preschool Program. All Orange County residents may apply for the preschool lottery...Read More | 2014-2015 Pre-School Application

GNYADA winnersOrange-Ulster CTE Automotive Students Win Regional Contest

Second-year Automotive Technology students Patrick Baggott (Monroe-Woodbury), Lukas Ganz (Cornwall), Lillian Heidenreich (Pine Bush), Angie Henion (Pine Bush) and Robert Fesko (Goshen) turned in outstanding performances at the recent GNYADA (Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association) Regional High School Competition. All five students will now advance to the NYS Automotive Technology Competition Finals in February...Read More

ABCD NurseryCTE Future Business Leaders of America Bring Holiday Cheer to Local Children

For more than a decade, students in the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center have brightened the holidays for children in the Agri-Business Child Development (ABCD) Center in Florida, New York...Read More

New VisionCTE New Vision Students Adopt Families for the Holidays

Students in the New Vision Education, New Vision Law/Government, and New Vision Medical programs adopted five local families through the Orange County Department of Health’s annual Adopt-a-Family program...Read More

JackieCTE Fashion Design Student Jackie Shebly Auditions for America's Got Talent

On a whim, CTE Fashion Design student Jackie Shebly of Pine Bush decided to audition for America's Got Talent. She was moved to the head of the audition line when she, wearing her self- created and designed outfit, was noticed by the New York Daily News...Read More

 

Cody WaiteSuccessful CTE Electrical Program Graduate Comes Full Circle

Cody Waite, a 2006 graduate of the Electrical Trades Program in the Construction Careers Academy at the Career & Technical Education Center is giving back to the school where he began his journey toward a successful career as an electrician. He is currently working for Perreca Electric at the Regional Education Center at Arden Hill...Read More

 

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Students Represent CTEC at Orange County Youth Bureau's 2013 Youth Summit

The Career & Technical Education Center was recently represented at the Orange County Youth Bureau’s 6th Annual Youth Summit by three students who spoke about their involvement in local community service...Read More

food driveCTE Staff and Business Academy Students Provide Food for Thanksgiving

Due to the tremendous generosity of students and staff in the Career and Technical Education Center, eight baskets of food including turkeys were given to local families for Thanksgiving...Read More

GASOCTE Visual Arts Students Celebrate 20 Years of Supporting Orange County's Anti-Smoking Campaign

Each year CTE students in the Visual Arts Careers Academy/Advertising Art and Design Program create anti-smoking posters for the Orange County Department of Health. This marked the 20th year that our talented students have supported the Great American Smoke Out...Read More

LillianCareer & Technical Education Auto Tech Students Participate in Preliminary GNYADA Competition

2nd year Automotive Technology students participated in an In-House competition at the Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC) to decide which five students would be eligible to represent Orange-Ulster BOCES at the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) Regional Competition...Read More

 

MADD CTEC Students and Staff "Make a Difference" By Supporting Local Marathon

October 2013 marked the 11th year staff and students at CTEC participated in a nationwide community service initiative called "Make a Difference Day". CTEC students and staff volunteered to help out with the youth races and at finish line of the Hambletonian Marathon in Goshen... Read More

 

Emily CarenCTEC New Vision Education Graduate Immersed in Outdoor Education

Emily Caren, a 2011 graduate of Warwick Valley High School and the CTEC New Vision Education program, is currently completing an outdoor education and wilderness immersion semester (the WILD Semester). She has been trained as whitewater rafting guide in Maine, backpacked along the Colorado Trail, backpacked in the Adirondacks, mountain biked in Colorado and New Hampshire, and rock-climbed in Massachusetts and Colorado...Read More

Making StridesCTEC Students and Staff Raise Money & Awareness for Breast Cancer at Woodbury Commons Walk

In keeping with their long tradition of community service, students and staff from the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) took part in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk held on October 20th at Woodbury Commons. CTEC raised over $3200... Read More

nurseProspective Practical Nurses - New Opportunity for Test Preparation

OU BOCES is offering pre-test preparation for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) which is necessary to pass in order to enroll in the Practical Nurse Program. Click Here for more info...

Anthony T.Career & Technical Education Students Showcase Their Skills at Recent Open House

CTEC recently hosted an evening Open House for parents, prospective students and community members. Approximately 500 visitors came to see the many programs in action at the Career & Technical Education Center as well as the Health Careers and New Vision programs at the new Regional Education Center at Arden Hill... Read More

 

Kevin WoodardCTEC New Vision Engineering Graduate Excels in College and Military

Kevin Woodard, a 2010 graduate of the New Vision Engineering Program at CTEC and George F. Baker High School, recently graduated from Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, attaining the highest GPA in his platoon. He is currently a senior attending Purdue University in Indiana pursuing a major in Mechanical Engineering...Read More

G Parker2013 Graduates of CTEC's Appearance Careers Academy Prepare for Bright Futures

Nearly 50 former students from CTEC's Esthetics and Cosmetology programs who graduated from high school in June 2013 are attending summer sessions to complete their clinical hours of training necessary to be eligible to sit for the New York State Boards...Read More

AmandaBOCES Practical Nursing Student Amanda Bauer Featured as a National "Diabetes Co-Star"

OU BOCES Practical Nursing student Amanda Bauer of Middletown was recently featured in a Sanofi US/Diabetes Co-Stars documentary entitled Strength in Numbers which premiered at the American Diabetes Association Expo in Los Angeles CA in May, 2013...Read More

Michael FieldsCTEC Assistant Principal Michael Fields Honored by Orange County Youth Bureau

Michael Fields, Assistant Principal at the Career & Technical Education Center, was recently honored with the Orange County Youth Bureau's Asset Builder - Outstanding School-Based Professionals Award...Read More

IrinaCTEC Proudly Honors 741 Program Completers at the 2013 Recognition Ceremony

Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center held its 46th annual Student Recognition Ceremony at the SUNY Orange Gymnasium where CTEC students were honored for completing their various career and technical programs. This is the largest graduating class in Orange County...Read More

 

Practical NurseOrange-Ulster BOCES Proudly Honors 54 Practical Nurse Graduates

Orange-Ulster BOCES honored fifty-four Practical Nursing (PN) students in a candlelight graduation ceremony celebrating the culmination of more than 1100 hours in classroom, lab and clinical instruction...Read More

 

Disaster drillPractical Nursing Students Support ORMC Disaster Drill

Orange Regional Medical Center recently conducted “Operation Emesis” to simulate a regional disaster. Orange-Ulster BOCES practical nursing students and their instructors volunteered to support the disaster drill...Read More

Vladimir MichaelNew Vision Student Vladimir Michael Beaugè's Winning Essay, "Basketball - Always in Season"

Vladimir Michael Beaugè of Goshen was honored as one of the top four high school winners in the Teaching the Hudson Valley's (THV) Writing about Place contest. His essay, “Basketball - Always in Season” has been published on the THV blog...Read It Here

 

partnership bfastCTEC Thanks Local Business Partners at Annual Partnership Breakfast

Each May, CTEC holds a Partnership Breakfast to thank their work-based learning partners who have been instrumental in providing hands-on, real world work experiences for students in the various Career Academies...Read More

Greg SowaGreg Sowa Takes His Welding Knowledge To Dizzying Heights

Gregory Sowa of Chester NY, a 2002 graduate of CTEC’s Construction Careers Academy Welding Program, now works as a Special Steel Inspector at the World Trade Center Tower 1... Read his story

NTHSCTEC Proudly Announces 2013 National Technical Honor Society Inductees

Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center recently inducted 139 members into the National Technical Honor Society. The CTEC chapter of the NTHS distinguishes, honors and encourages students who excel at their career and technical education programs and who possess admirable character, attitude and a strong intellect...Read More

Spring 2013 CTEC Works Newsletter

 

shark posterAdvertising Art & Design Student Excels in National Poster Contest

Elizabeth Niblo, a student in CTEC's Advertising Art & Design Program, won 3rd place in this year's "Ocean Pals" National Poster Contest sponsored by Beneath the Sea. The contest encourages young people to become aware of and share their concerns for marine environment through poster art...Read More

fordCTEC Transportation Careers Academy Wows the Public at Rhinebeck Car Show

Students and their instructors from the CTEC Transportation Careers Academy attended the Hudson River Valley Antique Auto Association's Rhinebeck Car Show in May to share their current projects with the car-loving public...Read More

NetridersCTEC Cisco Networking Students Shine in National Cisco Netriders Competition

Two students in the Career & Technical Education Center’s Engineering Careers Academy/Computer Networking Program recently distinguished themselves in Cisco’s annual NetRiders Competition...Read More

ADAC posterCTEC Graphic Design Student Wins Grand Prize in Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) Poster Contest

Brittany Landrio, an 11th grade CTEC Advertising Art & Design student from Port Jervis, won the Grand Prize in the 26th annual Orange County Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) poster contest...Read More

 

fire trainingCTEC Fire Science Students Learn At OC Fire Training Center

Click on the link below to check out the Fire Science students who were featured in the Times Herald Record in April 2013.

Record Online Photo Gallery

open house signCTEC Spring Open House Draws Hundreds of Visitors

CTEC recently hosted an Open House where current students and staff spent the evening showcasing all of the cutting-edge technical programs OU BOCES CTEC has to offer high school students...Read More

TylerCTEC Auto Tech Graduate Realizes His Dream

Tyler Odendahl of Pine Bush, a 2011 graduate of the Career and Technical Education Center’s Automotive Technology program, has realized his dream of working in Stock Car Motorsports. Tyler says his decision to take the gamble and reach for his dreams of becoming a racing pit crew member has been the best decision he has made so far, and he credits CTEC for helping him get his start...Read More

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Read CTEC Director Jodie Yankanin's My View "Technical Literacy a Must for Success of Today's Students" published in the Times Herald Record... Click Here

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hyde parkCTE Health Careers Students Attend March of Dimes Student Convocation

Students in CTEC's Health Career Academy recently attended the March of Dimes Student Convocation at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park...Read More

 

AustinAustin DiLeonardo Receives Presidential Scholarship

Austin DiLeonardo of Middletown, a Cisco Computer Networking student in the Engineering Careers Academy at CTEC, was recently awarded the College of Westchester's Presidential Scholarship Award...Read More

 

Feb 20, 2013 RECORD NEWSWATCH - 2013 CTEC Media Day Report... Click here

 

planeCTEC Hosts Successful Y2Kids Careers from A to Z Event

The 14th Annual Y2Kids Careers from A to Z event for local middle schoolers, sponsored by the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center, was held in March in the US Army 2nd Aviation Detachment Wings of West Point Hangar... Read More

MaiaNew Vision Student Maia Baskerville's Winning Essay, "My Bookish Paradise"

Maia Baskerville of Valley Central was honored as one of the top four high school winners in the Teaching the Hudson Valley's (THV) Writing about Place contest. Maia’s essay, “My Bookish Paradise” has been published on the THV blog...Read Her Essay

 

Y2KidsY2Kids Careers from A to Z - March 19, 2013

The annual Y2Kids Careers from A to Z event sponsored by CTEC will be held March 19 in the US Army 2nd Aviation Detachment Wings of West Point Hangar at Stewart International Airport...Read More

 

St Patty's ParadeCTEC Students and Staff March in Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade

Students and staff from the Career & Technical Education Center participated in the recent 2013 Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade in Goshen, NY. More than 50 CTEC students and staff marched alongside a colorful float that included an invitation to CTEC's upcoming Open House on April 10 at the Career & Technical Education Center - 53 Gibson Road, Goshen...Read More

IanCTEC Automotive Team Takes 3rd Place in NYS Competition

Jedrzej Pacyna of Washingtonville and Ian Rothstein of Cornwall, Automotive Technology students at CTEC, placed 3rd in the Greater New York Automotive Dealers Association (GNYADA) 2013 Statewide Automotive Finals Competition...Read More

winnerCTEC Computer Networking Students Take Top Honors

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the College of Westchester's High School Awards Program which recognizes outstanding high school business and computer education and allied health students from over 40 area high schools...Read More

 

media dayCTEC Showcases Programs During Media Day

The Orange-Ulster BOCES CTEC recently opened its doors to members of the press, local dignitaries and community members to showcase student projects and cutting-edge technical programs. One highlight of the morning-long activities was a student panel discussion...Read More

IBEWCTEC and IBEW Local 363 Make Connections for Students

The Career & Technical Education Center has maintained long-standing professional and cooperative relationships with the local business community. Many students graduate from their technical programs and move directly into careers with support from these businesses and agencies. One of CTEC’s longest-standing and productive associations is with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 363 in Harriman...Read More

David MartinFormer Cosmetology Student "Gives Back" to Appearance Careers Academy Students

David Martin from True Nature Hair Design in Newburgh, a former student at BOCES Vo-Tech (now called CTEC) spoke with current Career & Technical Education Appearance Careers Academy students. David Martin was in the first graduating Cosmetology class of Orange-Ulster BOCES...Read More

No Name CallingCTEC Students Participate in National No Name-Calling Week Hundreds of students who attend the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) took a stand during National No-Name Calling Week held during the last week in January. They participated ina poster-signing initiative to show their support of anti-bullying...Read More

 

Brett Sutherland2012 Vanguard Award Winner Brett Sutherland Featured in NYS NETProject Video

CTEC's 2012 Vanguard Award winner Brett Sutherland, a 2012 CTEC graduate from Goshen, is featured in the 2012 New York State Project for Nontraditional Employment and Training video. Click on the link below to view his video. Brett's story clip is at the bottom of the page.

http://vanguard.thenetproject.org/winners12.htm

GNYADA competitionCTEC Automotive Students Win Regional Contest

During the last 3 months of 2012, 2nd year Automotive students practiced each weekday after school honing their skills to earn a chance to compete in the Greater New York Automotive Dealers Association (GNYADA) 2013 Regional Automotive Competition held each year in Whitestone, Queens. At the competition, Ian Rothstein of Cornwall and Jedrzej Pacyna of Washingtonville earned the right to move on to the NYS competition...Read More

winnersCTEC New Vision Students Take Top Honors in Regional Writing Contest

Fifteen students in the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education Center’s New Vision Academy were recently honored as winners in the Writing About Place essay contest sponsored by Teaching the Hudson Valley. Maia Baskerville and Vladimir Beauge placed first in their age group...Read More

sandy damageOrange-Ulster BOCES CTEC Responds to Call for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Whenever a call for help goes out into the community, the students and staff at the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education Center are always ready to lend a hand. That was certainly the case in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy that devastated the east coast of New York and New Jersey this past Fall...Read More

preschoolCTEC Announces Openings for 2013-2014 Preschool Program

The Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) is accepting applications for its 2013-2014 Preschool Program. The CTEC Preschool provides a safe, developmentally appropriate environment for preschool children. Access the application under "Hot Topics" on the right... More Info

 

snowflakesCTEC Students and Staff Involved in "Snowflake Project" for Newtown Schools

When CTEC Technical Reading and Writing Instructor Katie Lazzaro heard about “The Snowflake Project” from a friend who is a member of the Newtown Public School District’s PTA, she immediately shared the information with her colleagues and students at CTEC...Read More

 

ABCDCareer & Technical Education Students and Staff Spread Holiday Cheer

For more than ten years, students in the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center who are members of the Future Business Leaders of America have brightened the holidays for children in the Agri-Business Child Development Center in Florida, NY... Read More

2013 Y2Kids Save the Date

 

Student Visitation Pass and New Vision Program Application Forms are available online...

Student Visitation Pass

(The Student Visitation Pass must be filled out and submitted to CTEC through a student's home school guidance department.)

New Vision Program Application

(The New Vision Program application must be filled out and submitted to CTEC through a student's home school guidance department. A student visitation pass must also be completed when submitting an application for a New Vision Program.)

food driveCTEC Students and Staff Spearhead Bountiful Thanksgiving Food Drive

Career & Technical Education Center's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club members held their annual food drive for local families in Orange County...Read More

GASO winnerCTEC Visual Arts Students Create Posters for Orange County Anti-Smoking Campaign

Each year students in CTEC's Visual Arts Careers Academy/Advertising Art and Design Program create anti-smoking posters for the Orange County Department of Health. November 15th marked the 37th anniversary of the Great American Smoke Out and the 19th year that CTEC students participated in a poster contest observing the national day of smoking cessation...Read More

 

CTEC Works Fall 2012 Newsletter

 

make a differenceCTEC Students and Staff "Make a Difference"

Saturday, October 20th marked the 10th anniversary of CTEC’s participation in Make a Difference Day ~ a national day of helping others that benefits families and agencies in local communities...Read More

Cobleskill winnersCTEC Environmental Careers Academy Students Excel at SUNY Cobleskill High School Agriculture Day Competition

CTEC Environmental Careers Academy students recently participated in competitions as part of SUNY Cobleskill's 7th Annual Agriculture and Natural Resources High School Day and many came home winners...Read More

cancer walkCTEC Students and Staff Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research

In keeping with their long tradition of community service, more than 50 students and staff from the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) took part in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk held in October at Woodbury Commons...Read More

culinaryCTEC Showcases Programs at Recent Open House

The Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC) recently hosted an evening Open House for parents, prospective students and community members. Current students and staff were on hand to showcase programs CTEC offers to local high school juniors and seniors...Read More

 

joe doughertyFormer New Vision Engineering Student Reaches Highest Level of CISCO Certification

Joseph Dougherty, a 2008 graduate of Minisink Valley High School and the New Vision Engineering Program at CTEC, recently achieved one of his career goals by passing the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Lab Exam, Cisco's highest certification... Read More

Old Stone SchoolCareer & Technical Education Center Salutes Future Tradesmen and Women in Construction Careers Academy

Friday, September 21was National Tradesmen Day, commemorated to encourage Americans to recognize America’s tradesmen – “the men and women who are the backbone of our great nation.” In light of National Tradesmen Day, the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education Center recognized the students and staff in its Construction Careers Academy who have contributed their expertise, time and energy to several significant projects in local communities and beyond...Read More

Poster WinnerCTEC's Visual Arts Students Take Top Prizes in Family Empowerment Council's Poster Contest

Tamara DelBoccio of Marlboro, Daniel Fratto of Minisink and William Smith of Monroe-Woodbury, graduates of CTEC's Advertising Art and Design Program where they were students of Mr. Derek Diaz, were top winners this summer in the Family Empowerment Council's Poster Contest. The posters highlighted the theme “Limitless Abilities”... Read More

Randy WilsonOrange-Ulster BOCES CTEC Horticulture Students Shine at National Organization of FFA Contest

Randy Wilson of Port Jervis (a senior currently in the Environmental Careers Academy) and James Hennessey, a CTEC graduate also from Port Jervis, came away winners in this year's National Organization of FFA competition held at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Middletown in July. Both young men continued a long-standing tradition of OU BOCES CTEC students participating and excelling in FFA contests ...Read More

 

CTE recognition2012 CTEC Recognition Ceremony Celebrates Student Success

On June 20 the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center held its 45th annual Student Recognition Ceremony at SUNY Orange. Close to 800 students successfully completed their courses of study; they are the largest graduating class in Orange County...Read More

Car ShowCTEC Transportation Careers Academy Hosts Car Show with Tri-States Car Club

On Friday, June 1, under beautiful sunny skies, the Career and Technical Education Center’s (CTEC) Transportation Careers Academy hosted its thirteenth annual custom car exhibit and demonstration. The car show is made possible each year through the generosity and partnership of the Tri-State Car Club, Inc. ...Read More

POHCTEC Principles of Health Students Help Make Days Brighter for Valley View Residents

CTEC Principles of Health students recently presented a group of residents at Valley View Nursing Center in Goshen with a supply of activities and games for their day room...Read More

 

Partnership BreakfastCTEC Thanks Local Business Partners at Annual Partnership Breakfast

Each year the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) holds a breakfast to thank their work-based learning partners who are instrumental in providing hands-on, real world work experiences for students in the various Career Academies...Read More

 

NTHSCTEC Proudly Announces 2012 National Technical Honor Society Inductees

The Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center recently inducted 117 members into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) at the Emanuel Axelrod Education Center on the BOCES campus in Goshen... Read More

New VisionCTEC's New Vision Engineering Team Takes 2nd Place in the MFG 4 the Future Competition

New Vision Engineering students Sean Byrons of Chester Academy; Zachary Lipsky of Monroe-Woodbury HS; Kiana Morse of Minisink Valley HS; Eliana Peralta of James I. O'Neill HS; Ryan Parchinski of Warwick HS and Andrea Zummo of John S. Burke Catholic HS recently placed second in the prestigious MFG 4 the Future Competition sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers...Read More

Old Stone SchoolhouseCTEC Construction Careers Students and Instructors Are Honored for Work on Old Stone Schoolhouse in Goshen

Forty students from the Career & Technical Education Center's (CTEC) Construction Careers Academy and their instructors Corey Moore and Christopher Tuthill were recently honored for their outstanding community service in replacing the roof on the Old Stone Schoolhouse...Read More

CTEC Works Newsletter - Spring 2012

 

Y2KidsCTEC Hosts Y2Kids Careers from A to Z

CTEC's annual Y2Kids Careers from A to Z Program was held recently at the U.S. Army 2nd Aviation Detachment Hangar at Stewart International Airport. Over the years, the volunteer Career Specialists have reached over 35,000 middle-school aged kids...Read More

blessing of handsPractical Nursing Students Participate in Blessing of the Hands Ceremony at Orange Regional Medical Center

OU BOCES Practical Nurse students and their instructors recently attended the 4th Annual Blessing of the Hands Ceremony at Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC). The ceremony was open to the hospital staff as well as the community. Four BOCES Practical Nurse students took part by reading letters of appreciation from patients...Read More

Skills WinnersCareer & Technical Education Students Excel at SkillsUSA Statewide Tournament

Three Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center students returned from the Skills USA New York State tournament earning top honors in their respective competitions. Michaela O’Dowd, a senior at Goshen High School took home the gold medal ...Read More

prostart dishCulinary Careers Academy Students Place First in Statewide ProStart Culinary Competition

Students in the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center’s (CTEC) Culinary Careers Academy recently distinguished themselves in culinary circles in the Northeast when they placed first in the 8th annual New York State ProStart Competition...Read More

 

CTE ADAC winnersBOCES Students Recognized in Orange County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council Poster Contest

Students in CTEC's Advertising Art and Design Program were recently recognized by the Orange County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council for their winning posters. This year's theme was "Celebrate Life... Stay Alcohol and Drug Free"... Read More

CTEC dinnerOrange-Ulster BOCES Hosts Dinner for Component School Board Members and District Administrators

Each year, Cooperative Board members and administrators from Orange-Ulster BOCES are invited to board meetings across Orange County to speak about the various programs Orange-Ulster BOCES offers to students in the component school districts. BOCES also hosts a dinner at CTEC prepared and served by students in the Culinary Careers Academy...Read More

LaurenCTEC Health Careers Academy Supports Community Warming Station in Middletown

“Baby... It's Cold Outside” was the theme for CTEC's Health Careers Academy community service project to support the Community Warming Station in Middletown. Students and staff recently donated five cartons full of travel-size toiletries, undergarments, boots and other items to the St. Paul's Warming Station...Read More

 

media dayCTEC Celebrates National Career & Technical Education Month by Hosting Media Day

The Orange-Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC) recently opened its doors to members of the press, local dignitaries and community members to showcase students and technical programs currently ongoing at the Center. Diana Matias of Marlboro (pictured left) was part of a student panel who answered questions about their education at CTEC...Read More

 

BrettBrett Sutherland and Eliana Peralta Recognized as Top Non-Traditional Career & Technical Education Students in New York State

Brett Sutherland, a Goshen High School senior and 2nd-year Cosmetology student at the Career & Technical Education Center was recently chosen as a first place winner for the 2011-2012 New York State Vanguard Student Recognition Award. Eliana Peralta, a senior at James I. O'Neill High School, was named a finalist as a student in the New Vision Engineering Program...Read More

 

common coreCTE Teachers Align Technical Curricula to Common Core Standards

Teachers from seven area BOCES came together recently at the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) for training in New York State-mandated integration of the new common core academic standards as they apply to career and technical education...Read More

 

no name calling posterCTEC Students Participate in National No Name-Calling Week

Hundreds of students who attend the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) took a stand during National No-Name Calling Week held during the last week in January. The No Name-Calling Week coalition aims to create safer schools by making bullying, harassment and name-calling unacceptable...Read More

 

CTEC Works Newsletter - Fall/Winter 2011-2012

 

GNYADA winnersCareer & Technical Education Students Place First in Greater New York Automotive Dealers Association (GNYADA) 2012 Regional Automotive Competition

Tyler Filipowski, a senior at Warwick Valley High School and Preston Kissinger, a senior at Valley Central High School, Automotive Technology students in the Transportation Careers Academy at CTEC, recently placed first in the 2012 Greater New York Automotive Dealers Association (GNYADA) Regional Automotive Competition... Read More

 

preschoolOrange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center Announces Openings for 2012-2013 Pre-School Program

The Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) is accepting applications for its 2012-2013 Pre-School Program. The CTEC Pre-School provides a safe, developmentally appropriate environment for preschool children ages 3 and 4 years old...Read More

 

david maloneyFormer CTEC Student David Maloney of Goshen Named "Hometown Hero" by Orange County Youth Bureau

David Maloney of Goshen was recently recognized as a "Hometown Hero" for his selflessness in giving back his time and expertise to current students at the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC). David is a graduate of the Engineering Careers Academy at CTEC...Read More

 

caitlynCareer & Technical Education Students and Staff Spread Holiday Cheer

Students in the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center who are members of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Family Community Careers Leaders of America (FCCLA) brightened the holidays for children in the Agri-Business Child Development (ABCD) Center... Read More

GASO WinnerCTEC Announces Winners of the Great American Smoke-Out Poster Contest

Students in the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC)’s Visual Arts Academy participated in a poster contest among their peers at CTEC to observe the 36th annual Great American Smoke Out. The winning poster will be used by the Orange County Department of Health in its anti-smoking campaign...Read More

 

POH toursOrange-Ulster BOCES CTEC Health Career Students Tour Facilities in Region

Students in the CTE Principles of Health classes are busy touring area health care and hospital settings to explore up close the many different career paths available to them in health careers...Read More

 

food driveBountiful Thanksgiving Drive Held by Career & Technical Education Center Students and Staff

Orange-Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education Center's Skills USA and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club members recently held a food drive for local families in Orange County...Read More

 

EV drag raceBOCES Electric Vehicle "Quiet Revolution" Breaks National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA) Speed Record

Students from CTEC's Vehicle Maintenance Program "raced" their Plug-in Electric Vehicle (EV) called "The Quiet Revolution" at Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J. Its elapsed time and speed in a 1/8th mile distance set a national record for the National Electric Drag Race Association...Read More

 

PJ firetruckStudents in CTEC Fire Science Program Benefit from Local Firefighters' Experience

In October, students in the Career and Technical Education Center's (CTEC) Fire Science Program were visited by members of the Port Jervis Fire Department who brought their apparatus to the BOCES campus in Goshen. Along with the lessons in the classroom, the students have the opportunity to learn about fire equipment currently used throughout Orange County. With help from local fire departments, the students see how different departments provide services in their communities...Read More

Make a DifferenceOrange-Ulster BOCES CTEC Students and Staff Make a Difference at “A Friend’s House" in Middletown

On October 15, 2011 twenty-eight students and twelve staff members from the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC) volunteered their time to do some renovations at “A Friend’s House” in Middletown as part of an annual community service project called Make A Difference Day...Read More

 

making stridesCTEC Students and Staff Raise Money & Awareness by Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

In keeping with their long tradition of community service, a contingent of students and staff from the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) took part in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk held in October at Woodbury Commons. More than 40 students and staff from CTEC participated in the Walk, and the entire staff and student body at CTEC raised more than $1500...Read More

 

ProStart LA tripCTEC ProStart Champs Win Mentoring Trip to Las Vegas

Diligence, hard work and a little luck paid off this summer for five young people whose excellence as students in the Career and Technical Education Center’s (CTEC) Culinary Careers Academy earned them a once-in-a-lifetime educational adventure to Las Vegas... Read More

Spring 2011 CTEC Works Newsletter

 

 

sammi topperCTEC Student Thankful for Top-Notch Experience in New Vision Education Program

Sammi Topper is a 2007 graduate from Minisink Valley High School and the CTEC New Vision Education Program. Sammi recently landed a teaching position and reached out to her New Vision Education Instructor, Ms. Alison Miller, to thank her for the educational opportunities in New Vision...Read More

alex grossOrange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center Celebrates 804 Graduates at the 2011 CTEC Recognition Ceremony

On Wednesday, June 22, the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center held its 44th Annual Student Recognition Ceremony. Eight hundred four students were honored for completing their programs at the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC)...Read More

PN graduationOrange-Ulster BOCES Proudly Honors 2011 Practical Nurse Graduates

On Tuesday, June 21st, Orange-Ulster BOCES honored fifty-nine Practical Nursing (PN) students in a candlelight ceremony celebrating the culmination of more than 1100 hours in classroom, lab and clinical instruction...Read More

 

Firefighter IOrange-Ulster BOCES CTEC To Offer NYS Division of Homeland Security/Emergency Services-Certified Fire Science Program

Orange-Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC) has recently been approved to offer a NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services-certified Fire Science Program to high school students who attend the Fire Science Program in the CTEC Security Careers Academy. The opportunity for high school students to achieve this level of Firefighter I Certification is a first in New York State... Read More

 

solar flashlightsCTEC Students Assemble Solar Flashlights for Shipment to Families in Haiti

Students from the Career & Technical Education's Business Computer Academy, under the direction of Instructor Maura Creeden, participated in a unique project in partnership with Green Energies LLC Solar Solutions. The students assembled solar flashlights from recycled materials which will be shipped to families in Haiti...Read More

 

NV Law visitOrange-Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education Center's New Vision Law & Government Students Visit NYS Senator Bonacic

Early in May, students in the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education Center's New Vision Law & Government class, under the direction of their instructor Ms. Elyse Diller, had the opportunity to meet and speak with New York State Senator John J. Bonacic. The trip to Senator Bonacic's office enabled the students to meet face-to-face with the senator and ask timely questions about state government and receive feedback on the function of his office and the scope of his work in the New York State Senate...Read More

 

auto tech winnersOrange-Ulster Career & Technical Education Auto Technology Students Are Tops in the Nation at National Automotive Technology Competition - Their CTEC Instructor Unrivaled with Three National Wins

Alex Gross and Dan White, Orange-Ulster BOCES CTEC Auto Technology students, won first place at the 2011 National Automotive Technology Competition. With their win, their instructor, Tony Gualtieri, became the only instructor in the United States to have trained three first place teams in the National Automotive Technology Competition...Read More

 

big switchOrange-Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education Center Provides BIG Favor For Orange Regional Medical Center

Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC) is in the process of implementing a transition to a state-of-the-art Electronic Health Records (EHR) system. Through the collaborative efforts of students and their instructors in the Graphic Design and Construction Trades programs at OU BOCES CTEC, ORMC will be able to flip a "big switch"...Read More

 

ADAC winner

Graphic Design Students Win Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Council of Orange County Poster Contest

Five students in the Visual Arts and Communications Careers Academy at Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center were winners in the 24th annual poster contest sponsored by the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of Orange County...Read More

CTEC Works Newsletter - Winter 2011

 

C5A Y2KidsRain Doesn't Deter Successful Orange-Ulster BOCES Y2Kids Careers Event

The 12th Annual Y2Kids Careers from A to Z event sponsored by the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) was held in April in the US Army 2nd Aviation Detachment Wings of West Point at Stewart International Airport. Middle school-aged students, their teachers and parents from local school districts participated in this hands-on, interactive career exploration which included various demonstrations... Read More

Cisco winnersEngineering Careers Academy Students Place in "Top Ten" in CISCO Networking NetRiders Competition in New York State

Two teams from Orange-Ulster BOCES CTEC’s Engineering Careers Academy recently placed within the top ten teams in New York State in Cisco Networking Academy’s NetRiders Competition. The members of these CTEC teams are Howard Budd and Megan Biondi of Pine Bush, James Clavin-Marquet of Warwick and Steven Boselli of Monroe-Woodbury. All four are second-year Computer Networking (Cisco) students at CTEC...Read More

 

prostart teamCTEC Culinary Careers Academy Students Place First in New York State Restaurant Association ProStart Management Competition

Students in the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center’s (CTEC) Culinary Careers Academy continue to distinguish themselves in culinary/restaurant management circles in the Northeast as they placed first in the 7th annual New York State ProStart Competition held March 12th at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park...Read More

 

cosmo makeupCTE Graduate Shares Expertise with Cosmetology Classes

Professional Makeup Artist and Orange-Ulster BOCES Cosmetology Graduate, Janine deDufour Brogan recently joined Susan Dudgeon's Cosmetology II class for a make up lesson and demonstration...Read More

 

ggnyada winnersCTEC Auto Tech Students Win Regional and New York State Auto Dealers Skills Competition

Alex Gross of Valley Central High School, and Dan White of Cornwall High School, students in the Auto Technology II Program at the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) competed as a team and won first place in the Greater New York Auto Dealers Association (GNYADA) New York Automotive Competition...Read More

 

visual artsCareer and Technical Education Center Celebrates National Career & Technical Education Month

In recognition of National Career & Technical Education Month in February, the O-U BOCES Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC) recently opened its doors to members of the press, local dignitaries and community members to showcase students and technical programs currently ongoing at the Center...Read More

 

brettCTEC Cosmetology Student is Finalist for New York State Vanguard Award

The administration and staff at the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) are proud to announce that Brett Sutherland of Goshen High School and a first-year Cosmetology student at CTEC, has been chosen as a finalist for the New York State Vanguard Award... Read More

 

no name callingCTEC Students Participate in National No Name-Calling Week

Hundreds of students who attend the Career and Technical Education Center took a stand during National No-Name Calling Week..Read More

 

flag certNavy Reservist and BOCES Practical Nurse Graduate Shows Appreciation for Troop Support with American Flag Presentation

In January, 2011, a package arrived from Kuwait for the administrators, instructors and students in the program. Enclosed was a military folded flag and a Certificate of Flag Presentation...Read More

 

cranesGO Students Show Support Through Creation of Colorful Origami Cranes

Earlier this school year, students in the Orange-Ulster BOCES Graduation Option (GO) Program, located at the Chester Learning Center, were involved in an art project creating origami cranes to honor a beloved teacher... Read More

 

slogan winner...And the Career & Technical Education Center Winning Slogan Is... "Turning Vision into Reality"...

The Career and Technical Education Center recently held its first slogan contest.The staff at the Career & Technical Education Center is proud to announce the winning CTEC slogan: "Turning Vision Into Reality" submitted by Tyler Demshick of Pine Bush...Read More

 

SUNY Cobleskill winnersCTEC Environmental Careers Academy Students Take Home Prizes from Competition at SUNY Cobleskill

Students in the Career and Technical Education Center's (CTEC) Environmental Careers Academy participated in competitions as part of SUNY Cobleskill's Agriculture and Natural Resources High School Day. Three local students came home winners... Read More

 

robCTEC's Future Business Leaders of America Share Holiday Cheer with Local Children

For more than ten years, students in the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) who are members of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) have brightened the holidays for children in the Agri-Business Child Development (ABCD) Center in Florida... Read More

 

pj driveCTEC's Future Educators' Assocation (FEA) Students Hold The Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive

The Future Educators' Association (FEA) participated in The Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive. The Pajama Drive works in conjunction with Scholastic Books who will donate one child’s book for every pair of pajamas donated... Read more

 

valley viewCTEC Health Careers Students Brighten Holidays for Valley View Residents

Students in the Orange-Ulster BOCES Health Careers Academy who do their clinical rotations at the Valley View Center for Nursing Care and Rehabilitation in Goshen recently spread cheer for many of the residents through a holiday gift giving project... Read More

 

SYAC foodBountiful Thanksgiving Drive by CTEC Students and Staff Helps Local Families

The Career & Technical Education Center's Student Youth Activities Committee (SYAC) organized a food drive among students and staff at the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center...Read More

 

ChelsiOrange-Ulster BOCES Announces Winners of Orange County Great American Smoke-Out Poster Contest

November 18, 2010 was designated across the US as the Great American Smoke Out. Students in the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center’s Visual Arts Academy participated in a poster contest among their peers at CTEC to observe the day. Chelsi Mitchell of Cornwall won first place... Read More

 

HabitatOrange-Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education Construction Students Build Walls for Habitat and Foundations for Life-long Learning

Construction Careers Academy students who attend Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) recently travelled to Parmenter Street in Newburgh to install walls on a four-unit apartment building being constructed by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh... Read More

 

Go RedOrange-Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education Horticulture Students and BOCES Adult Practical Nursing Students Contribute to Go Red for Women Luncheon

Students in the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education's (CTEC) Horticulture and Landscaping classes were called upon this year to decorate the tables at the annual American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Luncheon held recently in Central Valley... Read More

 

maddOrange-Ulster BOCES CTEC Students and Staff "Make a Difference" in Orange County

Thirty-four students and twelve staff from the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC) proudly participated in Make a Difference Day on October 16, 2010. Make a Difference Day is a national community service initiative... Read More

 

CTE Field DayCTEC Field Day Promotes Service Club Camaraderie

Each fall, a day is set aside for CTEC students who are members of one of several student organizations to get together for a Field Day geared toward getting to know one another outside of the classroom... Read More

 

fire truckBOCES Fire Science Program Recipient of Fire Truck Donated by City of Middletown

The students who attend the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC) Fire Science Program are the recipients of the City of Middletown's generous donation of a 1987 Pierce Arrow Fire Pumper... Read More

locksofloveCTEC Appearance Enhancement Careers Academy Students Donate to Locks of Love

Three Cosmetology 1 students who attend the Appearance Enhancement Careers Academy at the Career & Technical Education Center recently donated more than ten inches of hair for Locks of Love. Read More

 

 

 

FFA WinnerCareer and Technical Education Students Shine at Future Farmers of America Contest & Exhibits at Orange County Fair

During the annual Orange County Fair, two students from the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center’s (CTEC) Horticulture and Landscaping program took part in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) competition...Read More