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Adult Education Welding Student Opens Shop

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Ithaca-area resident Monica Burke recently opened a metalworking business after taking welding training offered by the adult education program at TST BOCES. Initially interested in learning welding for an art project, Burke discovered a passion for the craft and was eager to open her own shop after participating in the classes. “I researched different welding […]

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ESL Student Receives U.S. Citizenship

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Lwin Aye Ngwe, both an English as a Second Language (ESL) student and substitute cleaner for TST BOCES, received her U.S. Citizenship at the Cortland County Courthouse on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. The ceremony was presided over by Judge Phillip Rumsey of Cortland and Richard Bessette of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Amy Dickinson […]

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TST BOCES Faculty Participate in Whole Life Challenge

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Starting January 20, 2018 participating TST BOCES staff members will compete in the Whole Life Challenge to encourage a healthier lifestyle. The Whole Life Challenge is broken down into seven categories, called “habits,” such as nutrition, exercise, sleep and well-being. Participants set goals according to their lifestyles and earn points daily for each habit they […]

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College Initiative Upstate Celebrates Fall Session Graduation

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TST BOCES helped celebrate as the College Initiative Upstate (CIU) program’s College Prep Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) class held a graduation celebration November 17 to recognize students completing the Fall 2017 Session. The CIU College Prep ATI program is a collaboration between Opportunities, Alternatives, And Resources (OAR) of Tompkins County, the Ithaca City Court, Tompkins […]

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ESL Student Receives Honor From NYACCE

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Fodé Mara, a student in the adult English as a Second Language (ESL) program at TST BOCES was recently honored with a Student of the Year award by the New York Association of Continuing and Community Education (NYACCE). A banquet and award ceremony was held to recognize Mara and 19 other recipients on October 17, […]

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More than 100 TST BOCES Graduates Walk the Stage with HSE Diploma

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More than 100 TST graduates ranging from ages 16 to 56 graduated with their high school equivalency (HSE) diploma on the evening of June 1. Families and friends gathered in support with flowers and gifts of congratulations, cheering as every graduate walked the NYSEG Auditorium stage. TST BOCES Director of Adult, Career & Technical Education […]

Adult Ed. to Offer Precision Machining Training May 16

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Adult Education at TST BOCES will be hosting a free community forum May 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. to share information about a new full training program that will be offered this fall: Precision Machining. The evening will serve as an opportunity for career-seekers to explore the field of precision machining and see if it is a career field fit for them. Attendees will be […]

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 […]

Diploma Options Available Through TST BOCES

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Adults and out-of-school youth in the community who are seeking a High School Equivalency diploma have some flexible options available through TST BOCES. “There are two pathways to get your diploma — the TASC (formerly GED) and the NEDP (National External Diploma Program), which we started here last year,” said Michelle Candela-Jordan, High School Equivalency […]