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Local employer gives CTE students insight on career success

Local employer gives CTE students insight on career success

It takes more than technical skills to be successful in the workforce, a local employer recently told students at the HFM Career and Technical Center. That’s the message representatives from Alpin Haus reinforced when they visited local high school juniors and seniors at the CTC Wednesday, Oct. 16. “Energy, attitude, motivation, teamwork. No matter where […]

HFM adult graduates receive statewide honors

HFM adult graduates receive statewide honors

Three recent adult graduates of the Gloversville Literacy Zone, a program of HFM BOCES, have been honored for their accomplishments by the New York Association of Continuing and Community Education. Gloversville resident Adam VanAvery and Johnstown resident Jaramie Allen, who both earned their High School Equivalency diplomas through BOCES and are now in college, have […]

New standards, digital audio resources focus of BOCES school library training

October 8, 2019 | Filed in Archive, HFM District Services, HFM Top Stories
New standards, digital audio resources focus of BOCES school library training

The HFM BOCES School Library System recently welcomed library media specialists and library staff for a day-long workshop focusing on student learning and engagement and the resources available through a new digital audio platform. On Sept. 25, more than 20 school library professionals attended the training and collaborated with colleagues on ways to implement the […]

Heavy Equipment students gaining practical experience through parking lot project

Heavy Equipment students gaining practical experience through parking lot project

Students enrolled in the HFM Career and Technical Center’s Environmental Conservation program this year are working on a project that will make winters a lot easier for the Operations and Maintenance Department on campus. Working with Instructor Craig Newkirk, seniors in the Environmental Conservation program’s Heavy Equipment pathway are now in the middle of a […]

Ag PTECH students participate in wellness workshops

September 26, 2019 | Filed in Archive, HFM AgPTECH, HFM Top Stories
Ag PTECH students participate in wellness workshops

The Mental Health Association in Fulton and Montgomery Counties brought its Community Mental Health Promotion team to Ag PTECH on Wednesday to host wellness workshops to help combat the stigma surrounding mental health. Freshmen and sophomores participated in four sessions: Youth power (teaches youth empowerment and using appropriate communication) Healthy relationships Effective and open communication […]

PTECH’s Beam earns Triple ‘C’ Award

September 25, 2019 | Filed in HFM PTECH, HFM Top Stories
PTECH’s Beam earns Triple ‘C’ Award

HFM PTECH student Monique Beam has been awarded the New York Attorney General’s Triple ‘C’ Award in recognition of the strength of her character, courage and commitment to bettering herself and her community. Beam, a Canajoharie school district student, is in her fifth year of the Hamilton Fulton Montgomery BOCES Pathways in Technology Early College […]

HFM BOCES opens 2019-20 school year under new leadership

September 3, 2019 | Filed in HFM District Services, HFM Top Stories
HFM BOCES opens 2019-20 school year under new leadership

HFM BOCES welcomed faculty and staff for the start of the 2019-20 school year during its annual Opening Day activities Tuesday, Sept. 3. New District Superintendent Dr. David Ziskin, who officially began his duties with HFM on Aug. 5, welcomed the large crowd, which included employees from all of HFM’s divisions. HFM Board of Education […]

English as a Second Language classes for adults available

HFM BOCES will host two registration events in the month of September for adults interested in learning English as a second language. The morning event will be held Wednesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, September 5 beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 12 noon. Students must be ready to begin at 9 a.m. and stay […]

HFM welcomes public comment on safety plan

August 23, 2019 | Filed in HFM Top Stories

HFM BOCES welcomes public comment on its newly updated district-wide School Safety Plan. First adopted in 2001, the plan is designed to prevent or minimize the effects of serious incidents and emergencies and to facilitate coordination with outside emergency resources. All school districts and BOCES in New York are required by the state to have […]

HFM Career and Technical Center photographic resources to aid local police

HFM Career and Technical Center photographic resources to aid local police

The Criminal Justice program at the HFM Career and Technical Center is offering resources to local law enforcement to enhance forensic photography at crime scenes and other locations. Last year, the Career and Technical Center purchased a spherical camera and software package for student training purposes. Produced by the Victor, New York-based L-TRON Corp., the […]

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