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A message from the Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The school year is progressing nicely. The students are engaged in a variety of real world, project-based instruction. These projects will prepare the students for the workplace or post-secondary education. The students are now preparing  for the SkillsUSA competition in the Spring.  We're looking forward to bringing home a lot of medals! Also please be on the lookout for the virtual career fair we will be holding in the late spring. 

Please review the Southern Westchester BOCES Health & Safety Guide.

Protocol updates:

  • Masks for students are now optional
  • Students will no longer be screened for temperatures

If your child is not feeling well including COVID-like symptoms, please keep them home and submit a Health Alerts update.

The administrative team and CCS staff will continue to work together to ensure that the students will be provided with a safe learning environment that will also include social emotional supports. The objective will be to create an environment that is conducive to learning.  Throughout the school year we will be communicating updates regarding the SWBOCES Reopening Plan and how it will affect the health and safety procedures at the Center for Career Services.

We wish to thank all of our stakeholders for their support in making this a safe and productive school year. We look forward to working with everyone to ensure the success of all our students who will be attending the programs at the Center for Career Services.


Evangelo Michas
Center for Career Services

21-22 Health & Safety Guide

 cover image to 2021-22 health and safety guide

Please note: In keeping with state guidance, the wearing of masks is optional within SWBOCES programs and facilities. We continue to offer masks at our entrances for those who choose to use them and encourage all individuals to continue to monitor for symptoms of illness and to stay home if ill.  

Guide to Student Illness

Video: Parent Guide to Student Illness

Notify SWBOCES if students experience symptoms or are exposed to COVID-19 by sending a blank email to The student may not come on campus until they receive clearance.

CCS Student News

  • Automotive Technology students welcome community to the 2022 Car Show

    On Sunday, May 22, students from the Automotive Technology program, along with Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, and TV/Video and Sound Production programs, participated in the 8th annual Classic Car Show at the Southern Westchester BOCES’ Valhalla Careers Campus.

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  • "Nature of Fashion" Show returns with environmental theme

    It was worth the wait! After going on hiatus due to COVID-19, the Fashion Design and Merchandising program returned to the runway with an amazing fashion show full of color, elements and some beautiful designs.

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  • SWBOCES Career Tech students build wheelchair accessible flowerbed tables for Special Services students

    Students in Kurt Boysen‘s Construction and Plumbing class on our Career Services campus in Valhalla built flowerbeds specially designed to be wheelchair-accessible for students who attend SWBOCES Center for Special Services programs at Tappan Hill School in Tarrytown.

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  • Garrett Jennings named Rookie of the Year among WBL Coordinators

    Garrett Jennings, Work-Based Learning Coordinator at SWBOCES’ Career Services Campus, has been named “Rookie of the Year” by the Work Experience Coordinators' Association.

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  • Commercial Art, Architecture and Design students showcase their work at annual Media Show

    This week, the Southern Westchester BOCES’ Career Services Campus in Valhalla was adorned with artwork created by students in the Commercial Art and Architecture/Interior Design/3D Art programs. The annual event provides an opportunity for students to showcase their work as part of the CTE campus's annual Media Show.

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  • Animal Science grad grateful to SWBOCES for wealth of career options

    Class of 2020 alumna Scarlett Cabrera is grateful for her decision to study Animal Science at Southern Westchester BOCES, saying the experience put her in position to pursue a range of career options. 

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  • SWBOCES students get real-world experience at The Knolls

    Southern Westchester BOCES Career Services students who are participating in a recently launched Workplace Initiative Program showed off their skills on a recent morning visit to The Knolls residential facility. The innovative program places students with disabilities in real-world work environments so that they can apply the training and education they are receiving in the very kinds of settings where they’ll seek employment after graduation. 

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  • SWBOCES students win medals at statewide SkillsUSA competition

    Two Career and Technical Education students from SWBOCES won medals at the recent SkillsUSA Spring Competition in Syracuse, where they faced off against top students from all over New York State. They did so with the support of a teacher who was named a finalist at the event for Advisor of the Year.

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  • Congressman Bowman meets with SWBOCES Culinary Arts students at Superintendents meeting

    U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman, whose district includes the Southern Westchester BOCES region, greeted students from our Culinary Arts program at our Career Services Campus in Valhalla. The Congressman was on hand for a monthly meeting of school district superintendents hosted by the Center for Career Services. Attendees heard from 18 students, most of whom are already working in the hospitality field and have plans to pursue secondary education in their chosen career.
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  • SWBOCES students benefit from a 'Premier' work partnership

    Read about how the Center for Career Services at Southern Westchester BOCES has recently partnered with The Premier Collection, a full-service automotive dealership in Elmsford, in a collaboration that will provide Work-Based Learning opportunities as well as Jobs for our students enrolled in a variety of Career and Technical Education programs.

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  • Playland Summer Job Fair applications begin on campus

    #CTE students began applying today for summer jobs at Playland Park. A support team of fellow students assisted with the applications during morning and afternoon sessions. Applicants will be interviewed later this month on campus for positions at the park by Playland Human Resources. Available positions include: cashier, lifeguard, electrician, carpenter, painter, marketing intern, information technology, mechanic, park management, EMT, plumber and custodian.

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  • SWBOCES students distinguish themselves at statewide competition

    Southern Westchester BOCES Career Services students shined brightly at the recent HOSA Spring Leadership Conference, on Friday, April 1, coming away with numerous honors in the virtual competition.

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