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.
“We have so many dual Spanish and English programs here,” said CTE guidance counselor Maggie Almonte, who delivered the welcome address to students in Spanish as well as in English. Almonte cited Urban Forestry and Aboriculture, Cosmetology, Medical Assisting, Architectural Engineering, Law Enforcement, Business, Business Management, Auto Body, Carpentry and Plumbing as among the programs available. In addition to trade programs, ENL students learn math, social studies, science, reading and writing.
“One of the primary focuses of the program is enabling students to get their TASC or Spanish TASC (high school equivalency) diploma as well,” said CTE ENL teacher Fernando Gomez.
Brewster High School guidance counselor Michael Aponte and school social worker Erin Alvarez accompanied the class.
“The ENL programs here really help bridge the gap for students and help them put their best foot forward,” said Aponte. “The facilities here are among the best I have seen.”