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Center for Career & Technical Excellence

The courses below are designed to offer 11th- and 12th-grade students the opportunity to learn job skills through instruction and hands-on experience.  Successful students are prepared to enter the workforce, earn a technical degree, and/or advance to college with credits earned through articulation agreements.  Courses are grouped into 5 categories: 

Introductory - exposes students to career fields and prepares them for entry-level jobs
Intermediate - provides career foundation for students on track to earn Regents diploma

Advanced Placement 
- challenges motivated students on track to earn Regents/Adv. diploma

New Visions 
- competitive enrollment; for college-bound seniors interested in exploring careers

Youth Apprenticeship 
- real-world job experience; competitive hiring/enrollment process
Introductory Courses
These two year courses are designed to expose students to these career fields and prepare them for entry-level jobs.

Intermediate Courses
These two-year courses are designed to challenge students and provide the foundation to develop a lifelong career.  The courses are geared toward students on track to receive a Regents diploma.

New Visions
This is an academically rigorous program for college-bound high school seniors interested in a career in business, health, engineering or law & government.  Students spend each morning taking classes and working side-by-side with professionals, observing and participating in real-life experiences. 
Students have the option of taking their Social Studies 12 credit via Syracuse University Project Advance.  In addition, all students participate in Honors English 12, which is taught seminar style and focuses on college preparedness.  All applicants must have a minimum GPA of 90%.  The application process includes an essay and interview. Upon completion, students earn 4 high school credits.

Youth Apprenticeship Program
The Youth Apprenticeship Program (YAP) gives high school students the opportunity to explore a career while getting paid for hands-on experience in their occupational field of interest.  By combining academic and online instruction with mentored on-the-job training, YAP helps students determine a career path and prepares them for the world of work. 
Director - Matt Sheehan, (607) 763-3632

Contact Information
For more information, contact
Director Matt Sheehan, 763-3632. 

Our Core Values

  • Students are our first priority.
  • Employees are our most valuable resource.
  • Cultivating diversity, equity, inclusion and guarding against bias are essential.
  • Everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
  • All employees will exhibit professionalism, integrity and excellence.
  • Creativity and continuous improvement are crucial to everything we do.
  • A safe, challenging and nurturing environment supports learning.
  • All can learn and grow academically, socially and emotionally.
  • Customer service and collaboration are key to being a successful and trusted partner.