• Career & Technical Education


CTE Program Information

  • ""Sophomores will be able to tour the Wallace D. Ormsby Career & Technical Education Center on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.  Informational packets and forms were mailed home on November 1st. QR codes were also provided in this mailing, allowing students and parents the ability to preview courses offered at Ormsby at their convenience.

    Signed permission slips should be returned to the Student Support office by Tuesday, November 22nd.  Registration for students who plan to attend beginning Fall 2023 will be held immediately after the tour on 12/6/2022.  

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Student Support Office at 716-652-3000 x 7876. 

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  • ""Northland Workforce Training Center (NWTC), located in Buffalo, is housed in a state-of-the-art facility that offers for-credit, certificate and degree programs through educational partners SUNY Alfred State College and SUNY Erie (ECC).

    NWTC currently offers a 1-year Certificate Program in Mechatronics, and a 2-year Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET). Also offered is an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) taught by SUNY Erie and three, 2-year Associate of Occupational Science Degree (AOS) programs: Machine Tool Technology (MTT), Welding Technology, and Electrical Construction & Maintenance Electrician (ECME) taught by Alfred State College. 

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  • ""Northland Workforce Training Center, located in Buffalo, offers a CNC Manufacturing and Machining AOS degree program through Alfred State.

    Alfred State's Manufacturing & Machining (AOS) degree program is currently ranked #1 in the country by U.S. News & World Report.  Please click on the link below for a brief video that explains more about this program.


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  • ""The member unions of the Buffalo/Niagara Building Trades Council offer apprenticeships in the construction trade industry.  They train individuals to become highly-skilled, highly-paid construction workers without incurring any debt. These apprenticeships place participants on the path to receiving high wages, health care coverage, and retirement benefits from day one.  Scan the QR codes in the link provided to find out more information about the different trades/skills offered:

    Buffalo/Niagara Building Trades Council QR Codes

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  • New Visions, through Erie 1 Boces, are programs offered for Honors level, college bound Seniors in the fields of Health Related Careers, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Legal Careers, Zoo Wildlife & Conservation Careers.

    PCB Piezontronics, offered through Erie 2 Boces, works with students at their location in Lancaster who are interested in a career in engineering.

    Explore Erie 1 New Visions programs via Virtual Information Nights on the link below on the dates listed for each program.

    New Visions Virtual Information Night

    Zoo Wildlife & Conservation Careers:  Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:00p.m.-7:00 p.m.

    Legal Academy:  Wednesday, January 19, 2022  6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Connections-Health Related Careers:  Thursday, January 20, 2022 6:00 -7:00 p.m.

    Enterprise & Entrepreneurship:  Wednesday, January 26, 2022  6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

    Student requirements:

    • Have demonstrated strength in English and Communication Skills
    • Completion of three (3) years of science (Connections requirement)
    • Be highly motivated and academically prepared
    • Be an independent, mature, team player
    • Have a good attendance record
    • * Students are responsible for their own transportation

    Applications for programs offered through both Erie 1 and Erie 2 are available in the Student Support Services office, and on the Student Support Services webpage. Students should secure two (2) letters of recommendations, and a Statement of Career Interest in essay form.

    Students should submit their completed application, essay, and letters of recommendation to Mrs. Zagst in the Student Support Services office no later than Wednesday, February 16, 2022. Transcripts, including Junior grades to date, will be provided by your counselor and added to your application. 

    Interviews will take place beginning mid-March, 2022, with final decisions being made by the end of April, 2022. 

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  • ""Sophomores:  Here is the link to all of the Ormsby vocational programs available your junior year & senior year: Ormsby Interactive Program Information

    If there is a program at the Harkness Center that Ormsby does not offer, you may also register for those: https://www.e1b.org/en/k-12-education-programs/high-school-programs.aspx

    Registration forms were mailed home and are also available in the Student Support Services office.  Sign up as soon as possible, as programs tend to fill up quickly.

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Ormsby Educational Center

Harkness Career & Technical Center

  • Students can attend Harkness Career & Technical Center if programs are offered that Ormsby CTE does not.  Visit their website to learn more.