One of the great opportunities for high school students in Orange County New York is the option for pursuing career specific programs through Orange-Ulster Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES). Not everyone is headed for college and these programs can assist those who are planning to go on with schooling after high school but want a hands on technical education in a specific field. Orange County high school students can attend a half day program at their local high school and a half day at one of two BOCES locations for an education that will give them that head start on high school graduation day.
BOCES is hosting an open house for 10th grade students and their parents on Tuesday March 3rd from 7:00 - 8:30 PM (snow date - March 4, 2009). What a great opportunity to explore the many programs offered. There are so many programs offered through BOCES for 11th and 12th grade students:. I have had the opportunity to tour the facilities on Gibson Road in Goshen and had a meal prepared and served by the 12th grade students. It was excellent and the facility is awesome.
so attend the Open House there if you are interested in any of these;
Appearance- These programs offer training in cosmetology, esthetics and nail specialty
Business Computer - Learn basic office skills and e business & Microsoft applications.
Construction - Explore and learn specialties in carpentry, electrical,
Culinary - Hands on training in baking, cooking, restaurant management, and general skills related to the food industry.
Education - Get a head start towards your goal of working with children through study of
early childhood education, development, and management.
Engineering - This specialty area includes programs for computer programing,
Environmental - Learn heavy equipment operation and repair or work towards a career in horticulture/landscaping.
Security - A great opportunity to learn fire science and law enforcement - forensics, crime investigation techniques... Who doesn't like CSI?
Transportation - Learn automotive repair technology or collision repair through these programs.
Visual Arts - Be a jump ahead in advertising art and design, fashion, interior decorating or film production by taking one of these offerings.
Transitional - hands on learning for custodial, dietary and housekeeping services.
If you are leaning towards a health related career than take advantage of the
Open House at the campus at 227 Main Street, Goshen NY
Health Careers - Graduate with a allied health assistant certificate, take pre-nursing and the principles of health at this academy.
With the economy being what it is, I think these programs offer a student a chance to obtain top notch education at the expense of the county. We all pay taxes anyway don't we? Why not graduate with real career skills or a wonderful head start in your post high school education?
If you are considering a move to the Greater Hudson Valley of New York with your children the opportunities offered through BOCES make it one great place to consider. If you would like to start a search for a permanent residence or vacation home in the area I would love to help you. Working with an experienced buyer's agent can help you to choose what is best for you. I work in Orange, Ulster, or Sullivan County NY and I would love to be your Buyer's Agent. If you are looking elsewhere I would love to find someone in your chosen location to help you. Give me a call or send an email today.
Paddy Pizappi, Associate Broker for Buyer Representation
RJ Smith Realty - A Real Estate Solutions Company
Serving the Greater Hudson Valley of New York
from Pine Bush, NY at the corner of Orange, Ulster, and Sullivan Counties
Call or Text to 845-800-7086