Classes at Center for Career Services
Join us for an Open House
A perfect opportunity to learn more about a Career and Technical education
Students and their parents are invited to an Open House on the Valhalla campus of the Center for Career Services on Thursday, March 21, beginning at 6 p.m. The event is an opportunity to learn more about how a Career and Technical education can be invaluable in today’s job market.
The event will include a Media Show and College Transition Fair.
“This provides existing and potential parents the opportunity to visit our programs, meet staff and see the work being done here,” Director of Career Services Dahlia Jackson said.
“The college and transition portion will provide families with information about programs after high school,” she continued.
The center offers 18 one and two-year career-related programs in a broad range of fields. Students attend their regular high school for their core classes and spend two-and-a-half hours, either in a morning or an afternoon session, focused on a specialty field.
Among the course offerings are 3D-Art, Animal Science, Architecture and Interior Design, AutoCAD, Automotive Technology, Collision Technology, Commercial Art, Construction/Electrical, Construction/Plumbing, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Emergency Medical Services, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Nurse Assistant, Pre-Engineering, Security, Law and Policing, Sound Production and TV/Video Production.
Throughout their classes students learn valuable, work-related skills. In addition, they are eligible to participate in Skills USA and the H.O.S.A., or the Health Occupation Students of America competitions.
All of the programs have college articulations, Ms. Jackson said. Those who attend a particular college can receive college credits enabling them to opt out of certain college courses. The Center currently has 40 students dually enrolled in the Westchester Community College Early College Experience Program.
The Center for Career Services is located at 65 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. For more information visit careers.swboces.org or call 914-761-3400.