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Trautman Appointed Director of CTE Anedda Trautman has been appointed to the role of director in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) division of Erie 1 BOCES. She will be responsible for all phases of the division’s...
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Free College Program Seeks Qualified Candidates Justin Penn, a sophomore from Hamburg High School, loves cars. He’s so passionate about the automotive industry that despite being on summer vacation, he enthusiastically attended a...
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Signing Day  Automotive businesses hire high school juniors We’ve all seen when athletes sign with colleges or professional sports teams. What if we had similar fanfare for students being signed to...
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Williamsville South alumnus honored as distinguished BOCES grad A Williamsville South High School alumnus has been recognized by Erie 1 BOCES for his professional success after graduation. Joe Putrelo received one of three Distinguished Alumni awards as...
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Frontier alumnus honored as distinguished BOCES grad A Frontier High School alumnus has been recognized by Erie 1 BOCES for his professional success after graduation. Ryan Niedermeier received one of three Distinguished Alumni awards as part of...
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Tonawanda alumnus honored as distinguished BOCES grad A Tonawanda High School alumnus has been recognized by Erie 1 BOCES for his professional success after graduation. John Gorman received one of three Distinguished Alumni awards as part of the...
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Erie 1 BOCES Honors Business Leaders’ Commitment to Education Erie 1 BOCES recognized four business leaders in Western New York for their commitment to education during an awards ceremony on June 13 at Maryvale High School. The honorees include Tara...
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Kenmore West Student Heading to SkillsUSA National Championships New York State will have some local representation at SkillsUSA’s national championships for high school students in career and technical education (CTE). Kenmore West senior Nick...
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Going Gradeless The power of learning with the SE2R model Classes and rubrics typically go hand in hand, but Video Production & Recording Arts program instructor Marc Hunt challenges that way of...
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Crowning Achievement Dental lab owner found his calling at Harkness Moving his business a stone’s throw away from Erie 1 BOCES’ Harkness Career & Technical Center was a sort of homecoming for Andy...
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Exercising Entrepreneurship Young sports science alumnus opens training studio At 22 years old, Kevin Kobza owns his own business, Kobza Fitness , a personal training facility on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Buffalo. ...
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Start Your Engines SUNY Erie officials are invested in P-TECH R.A.C.E. P-TECH R.A.C.E. is expanding from one to two student cohorts next school year, and SUNY Erie Community College officials are excited to...
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Up, Up and Away! Drone Technology Outpacing Regulations A versatile device that has broad appeal from hobbyists to commercial users, drone technology is advancing so quickly, it’s outpacing federal regulations and current understanding of how to...
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A Class Project the Size of a House Cash Realty & Auctions will auction a student built modular home on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. The 1,248 square-foot ranch was built by the high school students enrolled in Erie 1 BOCES...
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Students Show Off Styles at FUSION Fashion Show The 10th annual FUSION Fashion Show on May 15 brought hundreds of people to the Harkness Career & Technical Center to see the culminating work of students in the Fashion Design Technology ...
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NYS Honors at Skills Competition Erie 1 BOCES' career and technical students took home trophies from the NY State SkillsUSA competition this April. The competition consisted of a series of skills and procedures specific to each...
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Sweet Home Makes it Two in a Row at Annual Minecraft Competition Team "Emerald Order" from Sweet Home Middle School took first place for the second year in a row at the annual  Minecraft Madness middle school team competition on March...
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Pizza Palooza gets Breakfast Twist with Hamburg Students Eighth-grade students from Hamburg Middle School headed to the Potter Career & Technical Center hungry to make their own breakfast pizzas on Friday, March 29. Dozens of Family and...
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Seniors Inducted into National Technical Honor Society     A total of 172 students from 28 area high schools were inducted into Erie 1 BOCES’ chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) during a ceremony on March...
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CTE Students Earn 10 Trophies at SkillsUSA Competition Dozens of students in Erie 1 BOCES Career & Tech Ed programs got the chance to attend the Regional SkillsUSA competition , resulting in nine individual students and one team of four...
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State Recognition for Three CTE Programs Three Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs were recognized as top CTE programs in the state Automotive Technology and Collision Repair for their pre-apprenticeship model ...
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Refreshment Stand Auction High school students enrolled in Erie 1 BOCES' Building Trades program at the Kenton Career & Technical Center have created another impressive structure for the Buffalo Home Show . This...
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Juniors Take First Place in Tire Rodeo at Auto Tech Competition A junior duo from the Kenton Career & Technical Center claimed the grand prize in the Tire Changing Rodeo competition at the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association’s (NFADA) Ron...
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Culinary & Baking students learn from the experts at KeyBank Center Nearly 80 high school students from the Erie 1 BOCES Culinary and Baking & Pastry Arts programs got the chance to learn from the experts during the 2019 Culinary Career Day in January. ...
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R.A.C.E. to the Finish Ninth-graders on their way to free college degree thanks to new program For the next six years, 35 freshman students will work toward graduating high school with an education in auto...
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Ahead of the Curve Summer Co-ops Expand to Auto Tech Students Grand Island High School senior Collin DeMartin never thought he would be as interested in cars as he is now. Collin originally joined the Auto...
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Taking Flight Aviation Students Help Build Plane after Competition Win Tatiana Forbes never thought she would be building an actual airplane while still in high school. The Amherst senior got that...
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Like Mother, Like Daughter Board member credits BOCES for helping her family explore career dreams For Renee Wilson, being on the Erie 1 BOCES Board of Education is personal. Renee found herself on a path to...
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Tonawanda Students Try Their Hand at Theatrical Makeup Eighth-grade students from the Tonawanda Middle School Art Enrichment class got the chance to have some fun with theatrical makeup as part of a new initiative called Starry Night. The students...
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Tonawanda Students get a Taste of CTE with Cupcake Wars Seventh-graders from Tonawanda Middle School squared off Dec. 6 during the annual Cupcake Wars competition, hosted by the Kenton Career & Technical Center. Eighteen students from...
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Inaugural P-TECH R.A.C.E. class kicks off year with picnic The inaugural class for the P-TECH R.A.C.E. (Pathways in Technology Early College High School Route to Automotive Career Excellence) program celebrated the start of their journey with a picnic...
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Hamburg High School Hosts STEM Camp Hamburg High School hosted its annual STEM Camp in August. The camp is an experience for incoming ninth graders interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math....
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Lafayette alumnus honored as distinguished BOCES grad A Lafayette High School alumnus has been recognized by Erie 1 BOCES for his professional success after graduation. Al Shammari Saif received one of three Distinguished Alumni awards as part of...
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Lancaster alumnus honored as distinguished BOCES grad A Lancaster High School alumnus has been recognized by Erie 1 BOCES for his professional success after graduation. Anthony Kozlowski received one of three Distinguished Alumni awards as part of...
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Kenmore West alumna honored as distinguished BOCES grad A Kenmore West High School alumna has been recognized by Erie 1 BOCES for her professional success after graduation. Cara Giglia received one of three Distinguished Alumni awards as part of the...
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Curating Future Culinarians Recipe for success includes career & technical education In 1915, three Jacobs brothers started a modest popcorn-and-peanut-vending business in Buffalo. More than 100 years later, that...
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Force to be Reckoned Kenton duo places in national auto tech event It is not every day a team of two gets to compete in the national spotlight, but that is exactly what Erie 1 BOCES Kenton Career & Technical...
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Shifting Gears Free college tuition for future automotive workforce  The automotive industry needs qualified workers. As a result, businesses, educators and New York State officials have merged efforts...
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TECHsploration A middle school enrichment initiative  Hamburg Middle School student Anna Reagan can say she has operated construction equipment. The seventh-grader joined some of her fellow...
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Cleveland Hill Student Earns $1,000 NTHS Scholarship A Cle veland Hill High School senior has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). Mikayla Kolarz is one of 225 outstanding NTHS members to receive a Jon...
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2018 Trophy Winners from Regional SkillsUSA Fifteen students from Erie 1 BOCES' three career and technical centers brought home trophies following the regional SkillsUSA competition at Alfred State College. Next, SkillsUSA students will...
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Maryvale Student Earns $1,000 NTHS Scholarship A Maryvale High School senior has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). Carl Zarcone is one of 225 outstanding NTHS members to receive a Jon H....
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Commitment to Education 2018 Honorees Congrats to Erie 1 BOCES’ Commitment to Education honorees for their ongoing support of career and technical education. Andrew Altomore from Delaware North, North Tonawanda attorney Todd...
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Bid, Buy a House and Support Public Education UPDATE 6/08/18 at 1:00 p.m.:   The house was auctioned for $57,000. The successful bidder was Michael Schuler from Newfane, NY. He plans to move the home to his family's land in...
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Students Win National Aviation Design Challenge A team of students from Erie 1 BOCES Aviation Technology program at Harkness Career & Technical Center in Cheektowaga placed first in the 2018 Aviation Design Challenge, sponsored by...
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Ford Future Techs Program Donates 3 Vehicles WNY Ford Dealers Accelerate Learning with Cutting-Edge Technology   The Western New York Ford Dealers capped off Teacher Appreciation Month this May by donating three current Ford...
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Shifting Gears: Free College Tuition for Future Automotive Workforce The automotive industry needs qualified workers. As a result, businesses, educators and New York State officials have merged efforts to help close the skills gap in automotive technology and...
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Feeding families with hospitalized children This past week, students from SkillsUSA Club at Erie 1 BOCES Potter Career & Technical Center provided dinner to families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Buffalo. The Ronald McDonald...
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Student-Built Bungalows Auctioned UPDATE: the two structures earned $7,800 for the class at the auction on 4/14.   ***** Need a refuge from a chaotic everyday life, but don’t have room in your house for a...
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Cupcakes Spark STEM Learning Plumes of flour dust, smiles galore and a multitude of frosting colors converged as dozens of 13-year-olds competed to create the best cupcake.   Maryvale Middle School and Erie 1...
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