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MiddleTech Overview
MiddleTech is a collaboration between Exceptional Education and Career Technical Education. It is a full day program for academically and socially at risk 7th and 8th grade students. MiddleTech incorporates CTE as part of a project-based learning curriculum.

The program focuses on core academic areas with an infusion of Project Based Learning and Career Exploration.  Students will be given an opportunity to apply skills through the use of innovative technology coupled with real-world simulations. 

Our goal is to provide students with non-traditional classroom opportunities that will promote team work, critical thinking, problem solving, and presentation skills.  Middle Tech students will learn skills essential to becoming a successful leader in an academic, work, or community environment
MiddleTech runs daily at the Erie 1 BOCES Learning Center from 7:30am - 2:30pm. Students are transported next door to the Potter Career and Technical Center for hands on experience in CTE everyday from 9:45am - 11:30am.

The E1B Learning Center is located at 675 Potters Road in West Seneca.
Student Registration
School counselors can obtain a registration form from Erik Vohwinkel. or fax (716) 823-2709
Erie 1 BOCES will contact student and parent to make
arrangements for a tour and orientation session.

MiddleTech Questions?
A. All of our teachers hold valid and appropriate content area NYS teaching certification. In addition, there is a dedicated consultant teacher placed (special education certified) to support students and teachers.
A. Yes, there is a special education certified consultant teacher in place to provide indirect support and oversee proper IEP implementation.  
A. We do not have a need to provide related services such as OT, PT, etc. at this time. Should the need arise; we will assess each situation on an individual basis.
MiddleTech Brochure
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Contact Us
Erik Vohwinkel
(716) 821-7349

Justin DeMartin
(716) 821-7018