B-P’s sophomore class learns about HFM BOCES’ Career & Technical Education program (CTE)

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Students in the B-P school district have the opportunity to participate in HFM BOCES’ Career & Technical Education program (CTE) starting in their junior year of high school. This year’s sophomore class recently sat in on a presentation from CTE Principal Michael DiMezza about the many different courses of study available through CTE, including culinary arts, environment conservation, criminal justice, construction technology, cosmetology, veterinary & animal science, digital multimedia and more.

The students were shown a video that explained more about each area of study that is offered.

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CTE Principal Michael DiMezza speaks to B-P sophomores about the CTE program offered through HFM BOCES.

HFM Career & Technical Education offers students an avenue for career exploration and enrichment through practical learning applications. Students enrolled in CTE programs are provided the knowledge, skills and credentials needed to succeed in college and the workplace. B-P provides CTE students with round-trip bus transportation.

B-P sophomores who are interested in learning more will have the opportunity to visit the CTE campus in Johnstown on Monday, Dec. 20 (students with the last name A-L) and Tuesday, Dec. 21 (last name M-Z) where they can explore their top two program choices further. 

B-P’s sophomore parent night will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 19, with both parents and students getting a full rundown of CTE’s expectations for any student who is considering participation. CTE commitment contracts will also be made available at this event.

Commitment contracts must be signed by February 1, along with the students’ final decision on program choice. B-P will send their final enrollment list to CTE on March 1.

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Any B-P family with questions about CTE can contact the district’s counseling department:

  • Jennifer Grimmick, School Counselor
    (students in grades 9-12 with last names starting A-L)

  • Jennifer Steele, School Counselor
    (students in grades 9-12 with last names starting M-Z)