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Career & Technical Education & New Vision Program

Career & Technical Education and New Vision classes at the Thompson Road (Syracuse) and Cortlandville (Cortland) education campuses are designed for students who are on a college track or planning an immediate entry into the workforce.
Career Development
The Career Development program is offered at our Thompson Road Campus (Syracuse).
Jackie Popkess,
The Career Development Program is a half-day academic and experiential learning program for students in grades 9-12. This program is designed to introduce students to the world of work and assist them in satisfying the CDOS (Career Development Occupational Studies) credential requirements, as well as help them earn high school credits. The curriculum is built around 21st century leadership skills, which include communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. Students will learn about customer service and use these skills during work-based learning experiences.

Key concepts are emphasized in the program's two subject areas: Retail and Foodservice Industry and Facilities and Grounds Maintenance. Applied Science, Consumer Mathematics, Health, Nutrition and Wellness and Career and Financial Management are also offered. Throughout the year, each career development student will have the opportunity to learn how to solve problems in everyday life and in their anticipated career.
OCM BOCES Alumni Hall of Fame
The OCM BOCES Career and Technical Education Alumni Hall of Fame was established in 2011 to honor individuals who have graduated from our Career and Technical Education programs and who demonstrate leadership in their field. Each year, nominations are solicited and reviewed by a subcommittee made up from our OCM BOCES Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee. The committee reviews the nominations for the following qualifications:
  • 1. The Career Development program is offered at our Thompson Road Campus.
  • 2. Engagement in an occupation related to the program completed at OCM BOCES
  • 3. Demonstrate leadership in his/her field
  • 4. Exercise civic responsibility.