Career & Technical Education (CTE) and New Vision classes at the Irvin E. Henry (Syracuse) and Charles H. McEvoy (Cortland) education campuses are designed for students who are on a college track or planning an immediate entry into the workforce.
CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Our two-year CTE programs provide state-of-the-art career and technical education for Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES component school districts. In meeting that objective, our courses serve as an integral part of the curriculum offered by each of the component school districts.Career & Technical Education emphasizes a broad spectrum of job specific skills using the most current business/industry-based technologies applicable to personal and career goals. These skills prepare students for the workforce and post-secondary study. Students may also earn high school core academic and college-level credit during their OCM BOCES program.
New Vision is an exciting approach to program delivery for eligible high school seniors. It provides an in-depth overview of a chosen professional field by placing the student in an actual work environment outside of school. New Vision successfully integrates English and social studies into a meaningful curriculum based on a career interest. New Vision provides a sense of relevance to the senior year and a directed transition to the next stop of professional development.
The Career Exploration program is a half-day Career and Technical Education program located at both the Irvin E. Henry Education Campus (Syracuse) and the Charles H. McEvoy Education Campus (Cortland). The focus of the program is on building the skills of students through hands-on learning coupled with supportive academic instruction in the classroom. Upon completion of the program, students may choose to enroll in a two-year Career & Technical Education program or return to their home school district on a full-time basis.
Career Exploration programs offered at our Irvin E. Henry Education Campus (Syracuse):
• Service Industry
• Facilities and Grounds Maintenance, and
• Food Service Industry
Career Exploration programs offered at our Charles H. McEvoy Education Campus (Cortland):
• Career and Financial Management
• Technology, and
• Home and Careers
CAREER & TECHNICAL ENDORSEMENT
The New York State Education Department Career & Technical Endorsement seal next to the OCM BOCES Career & Technical program titles indicates our programs have undergone a rigorous evaluation and approval process. Students who successfully complete a CTE course of study at OCM BOCES and pass the requisite CTE national assessment and satisfy testing requirements for a Regent's high school diploma will earn a NYSED technical seal that will be affixed to their high school diploma. This seal signifies one of the highest levels of achievement a New York State secondary student may obtain.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information about any of these programs, see your high school guidance counselor or call our OCM BOCES guidance counselors at:
• Henry Campus (Syracuse): 6820 Thompson Road, (315) 433-2635 (email)