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

CTE Spotlight: Brooke Murphy, Eastchester

CCS Student News

  • Choose from 10 career fields, learn from our expert instructors

    Register today: Center for Career Services to offer Career Exploration Summer Camp

    The Center for Career Services announces the launch of Summer Camp 2024, three sessions of week-long  immersion into any of 10 of our career training programs.

    Complete the Interest Form linked here (or scan the QR code below), and see the Summer Camp Catalog attached for all the details! Have questions? Email us at swbctecamp@swboce.org.

    Open to 8th, 9th and 10th grade students, Career Exploration Summer Camp 2024 on our Valhalla Campus at 65 Grasslands Road allows campers to learn from our top notch instructors in a range of exciting fields - the very same fields we prepare students to enter throughout the school year. Sessions begin July 1 and run for four days apiece. The cost is $249 per session. Registration is on a first-come, first-served through May 30.

    Courses include: 

    • 3D Modeling/Printing
    • Automotive
    • Commercial Art
    • Computer Coding
    • Construction
    • Cosmetology
    • Culinary
    • Fashion
    • Sound
    • TV/Video

    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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  • Career and Technical Education students attend job fair and workshop

    Companies send representatives to Valhalla campus for recruiting session

    The Center for Career Services hosted a job fair and workshop in early April to assist students in furthering their career path. The fair brought in representatives of more than two-dozen businesses, branches of the military and local colleges to offer insights into their organizations.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2023-24
  • Spring Open House brings current and potential students to Valhalla campus

    Career and Technical Education campus opens its doors for informational session

    High school students and their families enjoy Spring Open House. The event allowed them to peek inside various classrooms, speak to teachers, and tour the campus. 

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2023-24
  • Middle School Week brings potential students to campus

    Middle Schoolers shadow Career Tech students for unique experience

    Over the course of three days, middle school students from various component districts had the opportunity to shadow current Career and Technical Education students as they learned about different career options and became acquainted with the campus.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2023-24
  • Culinary Arts alum takes second place in Student Chef of the Year competition

    2022 graduate recognized for professionalism, culinary skills, and passion

    Former Southern Westchester BOCES Culinary Arts student Aaron Anderson headed up to SUNY Erie Community College in Buffalo the first weekend in March to compete in the American Culinary Federation Student Chef of the Year competition where he took second place.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2023-24
  • CISMAA students team up with The Arc Westchester for unique learning experience

    Students practice real-world scenarios to support those with disabilities

    Computer Information Systems & Medical Administrative Assistant students on the Southern Westchester BOCES Valhalla campus were visited by clients of The Arc Westchester. The purpose of the trip was for CISMAA students to learn how to properly assist those visiting a medical facility and for the clients to gain a new sense of independence.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2023-24
  • Cosmetology students attend beauty show and conference

    Students explore new trends in beauty, esthetics and cosmetics

    Cosmetology students from the Southern Westchester BOCES Valhalla campus attended the International Beauty Show and International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference at the Jacob Javits Center in early March.


    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

  • Holiday Recess - Office Closed

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  • CCS Car Show

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  • National Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremony

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  • Memorial Day - Office Closed

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  • Last Day of Classes

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