Sharon Myers, a cosmetology teacher at the Dutchess BOCES Career and Technical Institute (CTI), was named SkillsUSA New York State Area IV Advisor of the Year for the 2018-19 academic year at the State Conference on April 24 in Syracuse.
The New York State FFA Convention took place this year in Syracuse on May 2, 3 and 4. Students not only competed in various divisions but they also participated in community services, toured agriculture industries (i.e. farms, businesses) and attended workshops.
Dutchess BOCES CTI is pleased to announce the Summer 2019 lineup for our continuing Middle School CTE Enrichment Program which will run from July 22nd to July 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. There is no cost to the parents or school districts.
On April 24th, thirty-five CTI SkillsUSA students set off to Syracuse for the SkillsUSA State Competitions. Some students participated in their trade and professional competitions, others were part of the voting delegation for new officers, and still others were part of the security core.
The Dutchess BOCES 2019-2020 budget was approved by all thirteen component school districts during school board meetings on April 23, 2019. Incumbent Board members, Ralph Chiumento and Ralph Coates were elected to serve three-year terms beginning July 1, 2019.
Dutchess BOCES’ annual budget, and associated annual meeting and budget presentations, give us opportunity to review our financial future with component districts and with the community at large. We appreciate the opportunity to meet, listen, discuss, and plan for the future with component Boards and staff.
The Dutchess BOCES Career and Technical Institute hosted the Annual Spring Expo on Saturday, April 6. Visitors learned about programs from CTI students and instructors. Demonstrations included carpentry, auto body repair, cosmetology, criminal investigation, agriculture, residential wiring, graphic design, film & video production, early childhood education, culinary skills and health occupations.
The Dutchess BOCES proposed 2019-2020 Budget presentation was held on April 6th at 11:30 a.m.in the Cafe of the Career and Technical Institute at 5 BOCES Rd. in Poughkeepsie. The budget presentation was part of the larger EXPO activities that morning.
Dutchess BOCES hosted the regional SkillsUSA competition for the first time on March 14th. Students from Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties competed in 30 fields.
On March 14th 2019, more than 200 BOCES students, mostly juniors and seniors, competed in the annual SkillsUSA Area 4 Regional Competition held at the Dutchess Community College and CTI campuses.