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Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES: In the News


Sports Medicine and Medical Assistant Students Collaborate on Hands-on Learning

December 14, 2018

Sports Medicine and Medical Assistant students are at work on a cross curriculum assignment, learning about physical agents that promote tissue healing. 

“Sports Medicine students demonstrated a variety of ambulatory aids, such as crutches, canes, and walkers, all of which are considered physical agents, and which Medical Assistants must know about as they prepare to become CMAs,” said Medical Assistant teacher Maria Pontbriand.

 

BOCES 2018 Holiday Celebration

December 13, 2018

Food, friends and fun at the 2018 PNWBOCES Holiday Celebration.

 

Brewster Students Discover Diversity of Programs on Tech Center Tour

December 13, 2018

Ten students from Brewster High School toured Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs from Auto Body and Carpentry to Medical Assisting and more during a Tech Tour at the Tech Center at PNW BOCES recently.
 
Students also learned about the English as New Language Learners programs offered for CTE students.

 

BOCES Students Create Movie Magic at Special Effects Company

December 11, 2018

BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) students probably don’t imagine blowing up trucks, staging car flips and creating wind effects in their future careers. But that’s exactly what five CTE grads are doing at K-F/X, a Yonkers-based company that creates special effects for movies and television.
 
Jack Kirshoff, a 2008 North Salem graduate who studied welding and HVAC at BOCES, is now helping his father run K-F/X, and he would like to spread the word that skills learned at the Tech Center can lead you in many different directions.

 

Veterinary Science Students Learn Right From the Horse’s Mouth

December 11, 2018

What’s the best way to learn about horses? Spend time with them, of course. That is what Veterinary Science students at The Tech Center at Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES are doing. Teacher Christina Urbanski and her students have been helping out at 13 Hands Equine Rescue in Bedford, and getting hands-on learning in the process.
 
“My students have been learning about horse anatomy and basically doing whatever work needs to be done at 13 Hands,” said Urbanski. “It is an amazing experience for them!”

 

Urban Forestry/Aboriculture Program Named Model Program

December 11, 2018

At its December 11 meeting, the BOCES Board recognized the Career and Technical Education program, Urban Forestry/Aboriculture, which was named a Model Program by the Career and Technical Education Technical Assistance Center of New York (CTE TAC). Staff and students were on hand for the recognition, and CTE Director Cathy Balestrieri, Principal Jim Bellucci and teacher John Madden shared their reflections on the program’s success. 

 

Microcomputer Technology Program at BOCES Addresses Shortage of Cybersecurity Analysts

December 10, 2018

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs for cybersecurity analysts in the U.S. will grow 28 percent by 2026, and there are currently hundreds of thousands of unfilled jobs available in the field. That is just one of the reasons the Microcomputer Technology program at The Tech Center at PNW BOCES is so relevant to the high school students who attend. It is preparing them for jobs in this and related fields, such as computer programming, networking, repair, and more.
 
“There are so many job openings in cybersecurity that are going unfilled because of a lack of knowledgeable and trained personnel,” said BOCES Career and Technical Education teacher Dr. Joseph DeCicco. “Cybersecurity is an exciting field.”

 

Social Emotional Learning Conference

December 10, 2018

If you ask 10 people to define social-emotional learning, you will get 10 different answers.

So said Linda Lantieri, keynote speaker at the Social Emotional Learning Regional Conference at Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES in Yorktown. Lantieri addressed more than 100 educators from 26 school districts Friday, setting the tone for a day of networking and sharing best practices in the field.

 

Culinary students make pizza pies!

December 07, 2018

Students from the PNWBOCES Culinary school make pizza pies!

 

Students Prepare for Careers Through Jobs and Internships at BOCES

December 06, 2018

“It is called ‘Find a Job Friday,’ but really every day is Find a Job Day,” said Work-Based Learning Coordinator Melissa Crea, who works at The Tech Center at Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES. It is Crea’s job to find internships and job placements for students in the college-bound and job-entry programs on campus.
 
“Find a Job Friday began as a catchy way to introduce students to our career center,” Crea said. Students in programs that range from New Visions Health, Sports Medicine and Veterinary Science to Auto Body, Cosmetology and Culinary and much more, enroll in the College and Career Network (CCN), an online website where students see job listings for area businesses. Crea meets with students and helps with everything from resume and cover-letter writing to mock interviews and how to write a thank-you letter.

 
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