• Career & Technical Education


CTE Program Information

  • ""The Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society Veterinary Explorer Post is hosting a summer program for young adults, ages 14-20, beginning Wednesday, June 15th from 7-9 p.m. at Medaille College.  Meetings are set for the first and third Wednesday evenings until Labor Day.  This is a "hands-on" program including lectures with supplementary field trips.  

    Topics range from animal care & handling, veterinary physical exam, surgical procedures to large and small animal medicine, exotics, radiology, government, research, dentistry, pain management and more.  Visits to the Buffalo Zoo, Erie County SPCA, Messinger Woods Wildlife Care & Education Center, a local dairy, equine practice, and more.  

    Registration fee is $50, payable at the first class held on June 15th.  Students under the age of 18 must have a guardian sign a registration form. For more information, contact Dr. Timm Otterson at 716-689-2287 or Post26explores@gmail. com


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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 14th Annual Western New York Construction Career Days will be held on October 5th and 6th at the Operating Engineers Training Center, located at 2342 Pleasant Avenue, Lake View, NY 14085.  Students, supervised by professionals, will have the oppportunity to lay brick, weld, paint, try carpentry, drive mini-excavators and skid steers.

    This event will run each day from 9:00 a.m.  - 1:00 p.m.  Call (716) 627-2648 for more information or email OPERENG17@IUOE-17.com



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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.