CTE Student Voices

Valedictorian Amy Baez, New Rochelle

Salutatorian Sarah Lee, Edgemont

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

CCS Student News

  • CTE recognition returns to historic Westchester County Center

    336 students recognized for achievements at Career Services Recognition ceremony 

    The Center for Career Services held its annual Recognition Ceremony on June 13, 2024, paying tribute to 336 members of the Class of 2024 who hail from Southern Westchester BOCES’ component districts. The event returned to the historic Westchester County Center for the first time in several years.

    “We made it to today,” Valedictorian Amy Diaz of New Rochelle said, “and we are all able to make tomorrow a brighter day.”
    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2023-24
  • Center for Career Services celebrates the end of a successful school year

    Career and Technical Education students attend Spring Social

    On a warm, sunny day in June, students from each of the Career and Technical Education programs gathered on the lawn of Southern Westchester BOCES’ Valhalla campus to celebrate the completion of the 2023-2024 academic year. There was music, activities, prizes, and ice cream.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2023-24
  • Career and Technical Education students receive awards for their hard work

    Career Services recognizes dedicated students

    Students from the Southern Westchester BOCES Valhalla campus were recognized for their hard work and dedication to their Career and Technical Education programs. Two ceremonies were held in the beginning of June to celebrate students in the morning and afternoon sessions, respectively. Each student at the ceremony was presented a certificate and a plaque to commemorate the occasion.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2023-24
  • Career Services names 2024 valedictorian and salutatorian

    Animal Science and Culinary Arts students recognized among peers

    Southern Westchester BOCES Center for Career Services announced Amy Baez of New Rochelle High School as the valedictorian and Jae-Ah- Lee (Sarah Lee) of Edgemont High School as the salutatorian of the Class of 2024. Amy is in the Animal Science program and has enjoyed her time at SWBOCES learning about and caring for various animals. Sarah is in the Culinary Arts program where she enjoys growing her skills as a baker, as she creates decadent desserts.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2023-24
  • National Technical Honor Society inducts Career and Technical Education students

    Students recognized for excellence in Career and Technical Education

    The National Technical Honor Society chapter at Southern Westchester BOCES’ Center for Career Services inducted 43 new members. The students stood before their peers and family as they were honored and recognized for their achievements in CTE.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2023-24
  • Fashion and Beauty collide in end-of-the year show stopping event

    Career and Technical Education students hit the runway displaying their talents

    Students in the Cosmetology I program provided their expertise in hair and makeup as the TV/Video Production students captured the Fashion in Toyland show hosted by the Fashion Design and Merchandising program. The collaboration between the various programs proved to be an amazing experience for all the students involved.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2023-24
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