Upstate Issues: Job Training for Capital Region Adults

posted by Diane Donato - 

"We're actually offering a new class in Building Trades, which would prepare one for basic carpentry, we'll be doing one in Culinary, and a very exciting one called Engineering Technician that's been developed in cooperation with Global Foundries."  -Dr. Valerie Kelsey, Deputy Director of Career and Technical Education for Capital Region BOCES  

BOCES programs have been training high school students for careers for decades.  Now classes for adult have expanded.  

In this podcast with Diane Donato, Dr. Valerie Kelsey, Deputy Director of Career and Technical Education for Capital Region BOCES talks about how the region's economic needs have driven them to provide more career training for adults.   Among the offerings: 

  • Engineering Technician
  • Building Trades
  • Culinary
  • Welding
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R)
  • CNA
  • Home Health Aid

The classes are affordable, are often scheduled in the evening, and help graduates learn the skills for  high-demand jobs that pay well.

For more information: https://www.capitalregionboces.org/adult-education/

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