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Career and Technical Education
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Mon, 1/29/2018, 12:00AM - 11:59PM
Tue, 2/6/2018, 12:00AM - 11:59PM
Tue, 2/13/2018, 3:30PM - 12:00AM
Thu, 2/15/2018, 12:00AM - 11:59PM
Fri, 2/16/2018, 12:00AM - 11:59PM
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Students bring the tailgate party indoors
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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Aviation Technology student named June student of the month Erie 1 BOCES has selected Chris Coon, a senior from Tonawanda High School, as the featured student of the month. Chris is enrolled in the Aviation Tech program at Erie 1 BOCES ...
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Erie 1 BOCES and Carubba Collision receive collaboration award COLLABORATION HONOR AWARD: Erie 1 BOCES and Carubba Collision win this year's Hodgson Russ HONOR AWARD in Collaboration, for their Collision Repair Partnership. Pictured from Carubba are Doug...
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Ford Donates Fourth Car to E1B The Western New York Ford Dealers announced the selection of three schools to receive current Ford vehicles and related technical and computer support items as part of the second annual Ford Future...
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Girls Gone STEM Girls Gone STEM was an inaugural day trip held in conjunction with Akron Middle School and Erie 1 BOCES. Educators within Erie 1 BOCES’ division of Career and Technical Education began the...
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Initiative to train more collision repair technicians Western New York dealerships and independent collision shops need more qualified collision repair technicians. Employers within the industry, who are most impacted by this shrinking pool of...
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Teen Built House Auctioned to the Highest Bidder NEW! 2017 House Auction Details are READY - Click here...   * * * * * 2016 Summary Update June 10,2016 -  The house was auctioned for $44,000 to  James and Diane...
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Students build garage for West Seneca Police Department Students in the Building Trades program at Erie 1 BOCES Potter Career & Technical Center are putting their carpentry skills to use to build a new garage for the police department. The goal...
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Role Model for Career Exploration Erie 1 BOCES has recognized Garret Henneberg, a sophomore from Hamburg High School, as the featured student for May. Garret is enrolled in the Career Exploration program at Potter Career &...
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