Welcome to the Center for Career Services!

Dear Parents/ Guardians: 

Welcome to the Center for Career Services! Our main goal is to prepare students for the world of work and/or post-secondary education. Students are provided with a variety of project-based learning experiences as well as authentic work opportunities through their chosen programs of study and our Work-Based Learning Department. These experiences help in creating well-rounded students who are prepared to excel in the 21st century workplace.

We invite you to peruse our program offerings linked below, both those in which you may have a student enrolled and others to gain a deeper understanding of the depth and breadth of industry-informed and marketable skills training and preparation we provide. Our instructors are experts in their respective fields and infuse their curricula with real-world experience and practical training.

Another important focus for the Center for Career Services’ staff is to provide social and emotional support to all our students. This support is important as our students transition into the workforce and/or post-secondary education. The Guidance team and school social worker support students to ensure these services are delivered.

We are pleased that students from so many of our SWBOCES-region component districts take advantage of the opportunities our programs offer. Please reach out to us any time you have a question or concern.

Dahlia Jackson, Director
Evangelo Michas, Principal
Philip Donohue,  Assistant Principal

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CCS Student News

  • Valhalla Campus to open its doors for exciting summer program

    Three sessions available for first ever Summer Camp exploration

    Southern Westchester BOCES’ Valhalla campus will host a Career Exploration Summer Camp for students entering grades eight through 10 in July. There are three week-long sessions available, and students can mix and match the course of study. Click the link to read more or go to www.ctesummercamp.com to register by June 14.

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  • Commercial Art students win Exemplary Media Arts Awards

    Young artists participate in Media Art Teacher Association art show

    The Lower Hudson Region of the New York State Media Arts Teachers Association (NYSMATA) recently announced the winners of their annual Exemplary Media Arts Awards, an online exhibition that showcases the work of media artists students. Two Commercial Art students Maria Damiani and Timothy Fernandez received the Presidents’ award for their artwork. This award is given to students whose entire body of work meets a specific set of criteria including a creative approach and is visually and technically outstanding. Maria and Timothy join a list of students from the Lower Hudson region who were recognized for their originality and overall vision.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2023-24
  • CTE students get rare opportunity to speak on behalf of difference-making program

    Architecture students represent SWBOCES at statewide expo

    The marble lobby at the Legislative Office Building in Albany was clad in BOCES logos as representatives from across New York State showcased for state officials the cooperative services that serve students and families and provide cost-efficient options for school districts. Two students in the Architecture program at the Center for Career Services represented Southern Westchester BOCES at the BOCES Expo.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2023-24
  • White Plains fashion show features SWBOCES students’ original designs

    Barbie-inspired ‘Fashion in Toyland’ puts childhood memories on the runway through May 24

    Students in Teacher Carmen Galliano's Fashion Design & Merchandising class staged a the toy-themed “Fashion in Toyland” fashion show at the White Plains Library May 16. While they were inspired by the film “Barbie,” Ms. Galiano encouraged them to delve deeper for toy themes with a childhood connection. Students in SWBOCES' Commercial Art, Cosmetology, TV/Video and Sound Production programs all collaborated. The exhibit runs through May 24.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2023-24
  • Barbara E. Chin Endowment honors the memory of a longtime BOCES teacher

    Four graduating Cosmetology students awarded newly established scholarships

    The Southern Westchester BOCES Education Foundation will award $500 scholarships to four graduating Cosmetology students thanks to a newly created endowment established in memory of longtime BOCES instructor Barbara E. Chin.

    “She never had children of her own, but she adopted so many along the way, primarily through her work with BOCES, ” said Ingrid Dixon, a White Plains resident, who established the endowment. “She had a tremendous passion for young people and mentored many. I thought it would be a fitting tribute to her to continue to help young people as they find their place in life.”

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2023-24
  • CTE PREMIERE! View the creative expertise of Sound Production student Emma Huerta

    View the first in a series of original presentations by students in our Sound Production program, utilizing state-of-the-art studio equipment and techniques to produce professional quality work – work so good, we decided it deserves a premiere.

    First up, view Emma Huerta’s “Carmen Sandiego Sound Design," which just launched on our Center for Career Services website.

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  • Special Services and Career and Technical Education crossover creates new form of therapy

    Special Services partners with cosmetology

    What started out as an idea of a new reinforcer for students in Special Services at the Valhalla Center has quickly become a new form of therapy. Students in Special Services earn the ability to go on a trip to the Cosmetology class where they get to choose a beauty treatment such as having their hair or nails done. In turn, the Cosmetology students gain real-world experience dealing with clients and hone their skills.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2023-24
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Bell Schedule

Morning Session

8:25 AM to 10:55 AM 
Buses leave CCS at 11:00 AM

Afternoon Session

 11:55 AM to 2:25 PM
Buses leave CCS at 2:30 PM

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Upcoming Events

  • Memorial Day - Office Closed

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  • Last Day of Classes

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  • CCS Recognition Ceremony

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  • Regents Week

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  • Regents Week

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Interested in adult programs (18+)? Contact the Center for Adult & Community Services at 914-592-0849.