Career and Tech Center Outstanding Students of the Month Award

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The Career and Technical Education Center staff and administration recognize nominated first-year and second-year students every month. The outstanding students of the month are chosen based on qualities such as character, leadership, citizenship, work ethic and attendance. The student should be compassionate, honest, trustworthy, responsible and a positive role model. Each teacher may nominate one […]

Safety Efforts Earn TST BOCES Utica National’s School Safety Excellence Award

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Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES is one of 145 school districts and Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in New York State to receive the Utica National Insurance Group’s “School Safety Excellence Award” for 2016 at the Titanium level. The honor is presented annually and recognizes school districts’ safety efforts as they work to help keep students, staff […]

Helping Students Transition to College

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The Career and Tech Center has been partnering with the College Now Department at TC3 to help students transition from high school to college. The Career and Tech Center offers 15 Concurrent Enrollment courses throughout six academic programs on campus. Students are able to establish a college transcript by attaining free college credits while still […]

TST BOCES welding students team with local Rotary Club

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As part of its ongoing efforts to promote student engagement in the community, TST BOCES Welding program students are using their skills to benefit a local service organization. The welding class recently teamed with the local Rotary Club to build a portable cooker for the organization’s chicken barbecue fundraisers. The new cooker will allow the […]

Turning Point Students Visit Corning Museum of Glass

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Turning Point students of TST BOCES’ Smith School recently took a trip to the Corning Museum of Glass. The students received a guided tour of the museum and were also able to watch a live glass blowing demonstration. The students were also able to sandblast a glass piece themselves. Josh Oliver proudly displays his completed drinking […]

Career and Tech CNA/HHA Students Interview with Local Healthcare Agencies

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The 2016 graduating Career and Technical Education class of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Home Health Aid (HHA) students at TST BOCES participated in a whirlwind interviewing event on March 31. Weeks of resume writing and polishing, internship placements and interviewing practice paid off when these students had the opportunity to interview with eight local […]

New Visions FFA Chapter Accepts Hunger Heroes Challenge

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The Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES New Visions FFA Chapter has accepted the Hunger Heroes Challenge. In collaboration with Cornell Collegiate FFA, the TST BOCES New Visions in Life Sciences class will host an Oxfam Hunger Banquet and Hunger Relief Information Fair on April 14 at the Clark Hall Atrium on the Cornell University campus. This community service […]

TST BOCES Hosts Career and Technical Open House

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TST BOCES recently held an open house for their Career and Technical Education programs. Career and Technical students had the opportunity to showcase the skills they have learned this year. Cosmetology students gave haircuts, Culinary students prepared food, Criminal Justice students directed tours, Automotive students gave demonstrations and so on. The event included free popcorn, […]

Adult ESL Students Learn More than Just English

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Adult students enrolled at the English as a Second Language (ESL) program through TST BOCES are learning so much more than just the English language; they are learning how to be a part of their new Ithaca and U.S. communities. Julie Rudd Coulombe, Coordinator of the TST BOCES Adult ESL Program, says that the goal […]

Students Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

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Darwin C. Smith School students celebrated St. Patrick’s Day recently. Both students and teachers dressed in green clothes, green hats and green shamrocks for the occasion. Students showed off their dance moves during an afternoon musical celebration.

23rd TST BOCES Annual Car Show Slated for May 15

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The 23rd annual Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES Car Show is slated to take place May 15 at the Career and Technical Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 555 Warren Road Ithaca, NY 14850. Spectators are asked for a $2 per person donation for entry. Tickets may be purchased at the door or pre-sale tickets are available […]