Tech Center Promotes Exciting New Programs at Annual Info Session

December 01, 2017

Microcomputer Technology, including Cybersecurity and Gaming; Intro to Physical Therapy; Barbering; and Cosmetic Services were among the new programs highlighted recently at the Tech Center’s Annual Informational event. Held on the campus of PNW BOCES, it played host to school superintendents, administrators, guidance counselors and social workers, among others, and allowed The Tech Center to showcase its many programs for high school students.
Tech Center Director Cathy Balestrieri and Tech Principals Steve Lowery and Jim Bellucci spoke about the many course offerings in Tech’s 10 career academies, which include Communications, Business, Health, Environmental Science, Cosmetology, Hospitality, Construction, Transportation, Teaching and ENL (English New Language).
Tech Center Job Development Specialist Amy Michaud-Wells also spoke about Tech’s inclusion in the College Central Network. The Tech Center’s Online Job Board for students is powered by College Central Network, which provides a platform for BOCES’ regional partners to connect with Tech students and alumni and share internship and employment opportunities, according to Michaud-Wells.
“We are very proud to be the first secondary-level agency in New York State to utilize this recruitment tool,” Michaud-Wells said, adding that College Central Network typically serves colleges.
“Our students are excited about this tool and have been taking advantage of the opportunities local businesses are offering.”
At the end of the presentation, guests were presented with gift-wrapped culinary confections created by Tech’s Hospitality students.
Tech Center Principal Steve Lowery was among the presenters at Tech’s annual informational event.