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During School Board Recognition Month this October, we would like to thank the members of the Herkimer BOCES Board of Education for their service and all that they do for BOCES and our students! Thank you to: Daniel LaLonde, Thomas Shypski, Jack Bono, Ronald Loiacono, Janine Lynch, William Miller, James Schmid, Michelle Szarek, Linda Tharp and Daniel Voce!
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Latest Announcements:

* West Canada Valley Career Interest Survey: To take the survey, click here.

* Poland Career Interest Survey: To take the survey, click here.

* Changing Your Direction, Youth Services Program: School To Careers is happy to pass along this exciting new opportunity. Arc Herkimer in partnership with Career Connections and Working Solutions have created a Changing Your Direction, Youth Services Program. The program is designed for students ages 16-24 who have a documented disability and are either considering dropping out of school or who have already dropped out of school. To download the brochure, click here.

* CVA Career Interest Survey: To take the survey, click here.

* Farming Your Future Student Survey: To take the survey, click here.

* Dolgeville Career Interest Survey: To take the survey, click here.

* Get to know the members of the STC Agriculture Committee: Download a brochure: Click here.

* For free training information with a focus on soft skills, click here.

* Introducing new STC educational specialist Janelle D'Aoust. To read more, click here.

* Get to know the members of the School To Careers Steering Committee! To download the STC Steering Committee brochure, click here.

* To download the brochure for 7th Grade Construction Career Day, click here.

* To watch a video about trades jobs, click here.

Introducing School To Careers ...

School To Careers – or STC for short – is a partnership developed by Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES among schools and businesses in the region with a goal of connecting students to jobs in the area through workshops, internships, partnerships and planning.

To download the STC informational tri-fold brochure updated February 2017, click here.

To download the STC Guide to Mohawk Valley Career Options, click here.

To download the ACIE Brochure, click here.

To download the STC Levels of Service Brochure, click here.

Contact information:

To find out more about the School to Careers program, contact:
Dr. Christopher M. Groves
STC Director


MaryBeth Napolitano
STC Liaison/WBL Coordinator



Janelle D'Aoust
STC Educational Specialist



Information on Agriculture - Agribusiness - Agritourism:

The Naturalist Outreach STEM video series: A collaboration between Cornell University’s Naturalist Outreach Program and Ithaca College’s Park Productions, this series includes “28 short, scientifically accurate STEM videos that illustrate powerful concepts about nature and biological diversity” – covering “topics ranging from arthropod predators to carnivorous plants.” To visit the Naturalist Outreach website, click here. To visit the YouTube page, click here.

2017-18 STC-ACIE Registration Materials:
(If you download the registration-application to your computer, it should be writable, so you can type into the form and save it. To do this on a PC, you "right click" on the "click here" link and save the file to your computer. Then you should open the file that you downloaded. If this doesn't work for you, you might need to download the newest version of Adobe Reader for free at the following link: https://get.adobe.com/reader/. Make sure to uncheck the other boxes on the download page if you just want to install the Adobe Reader. If using the newest Adobe Reader to open the file you downloaded to your computer still doesn't work for you, please let us know.  **Please note you will want to open and edit the file from the saved location and not the website.  If you fill out the information on the web version of the file it will not save.**)

For the registration-application for the 2017-18 school year, click here.

For the student application instructions, click here.

To download the due dates, click here.

To download the student letter, click here.

To download the parent letter, click here.

To download the attention document, click here.

To download the medical form, click here.

To download the release-waiver form, click here.

To download the internship transportation form, click here.

General Apprenticeship Information

Go to the following links to find out information from the New York State Department of Labor about occupations:

Machinist: Click here.

CNC machinist: Click here.

Maintenance machinest: Click here. 

Electronics mechanics CNC: Click here.

Electronics technician: Click here.

Plant maintenance: Click here.

Plant maintenance electrician/mechanic: Click here.

Machine tool builder: Click here.

Tool and die maker: Click here.

Toolmaker: Click here.

Maintenance mechanic automatic equipment: Click here.

Screw machine set up operator (multiple spindle): Click here.

A list of all trades: Click here.


Business Partners: To download a visual showing STC's business partners by career cluster, click here.

Workshops: A variety of STC Workshops are now being offered - targeted at students in grades 6-10. To download a brochure about the STC Workshops, click here.

Career Interest Survey: To download the STC Career Interest Survey, click here.

Women's Career Experience: To download the brochure from the 2015 Women's Career Experience, click here.

Men's Career Experience: To download the brochure from the 2015 Men's Career Experience, click here.

Career Resource Tools:

Second Edition Project Fibonacci® Newsletter: To download the newsletter, click here.

Xtreme Intern: Available at www.xtremeintern.com, Extreme Intern (XI) is an educational and career assessment too designed to assist students in eighth grade through college in recognizing their interests, natural talents and abilities, while applying them to virtual real-world career experiences.

There are two phases of Xtreme Intern. Both phases take 12 to 15 sessions that are 40 minutes each in order to complete one internship area.:
  • Cloud City is designed for eighth-graders to 10th-graders to start. The choice of internships is based upon the national Career Cluster Survey and the Talent Preference Code, which is the national John Holland assessment (RIASEC) that all eighth-grade teachers should be using to some degree.
  • Global Planet Solutions is targeted for 11th-graders and up. The choice of internships is based upon the students’ Talent Preference Code, RIASEC.

Discover Your Career DNA Career Tools: Click here.

Match your interest and job titles DNA: Click here.

Research of careers at NYS CareerZone: Click here.

STC in the News:

09/16/2016 - 20 students to start internships at local businesses through Herkimer BOCES School To Careers program. Click here.

06/10/2016 - Herkimer BOCES Women’s Career Experience aims to inspire local female students. Click here.

05/06/2016 - Construction event at Herkimer BOCES sparks seventh-graders’ interest in career options. Click here.

04/21/2016 - Herkimer BOCES recognizes CTE students who volunteered as tour guides for eighth-graders. Click here.

03/25/2016 - Poland students exposed to career options through event organized by Herkimer BOCES School To Careers. Click here.

03/03/2016 - Local eighth-graders introduced to opportunities at Herkimer BOCES. Click here.

01/29/2016 - Herkimer BOCES School to Careers introduces Gregory B. Jarvis students to collision repair program. Click here.

01/29/2016 - Herkimer BOCES School to Careers Steering Committee to provide helpful insight for educators. Click here.

11/05/2015 - First Men’s Career Experience at Herkimer BOCES provides students valuable advice from local professionals. Click here.

10/22/2015 - Students in Herkimer BOCES region exposed to local construction career opportunities.
Click here.

10/16/2015 - Herkimer BOCES helps introduce students to career opportunities at SUNY Polytechnic Institute Manufacturing Expo. Click here.

05/19/2015 - Local women share career successes, advice with female high school students in Herkimer BOCES region.
Click here.

05/14/2015 - Seventh-graders introduced to construction career opportunities. Click here.

03/25/2015 - 10th-graders tour local businesses through School to Careers program. Click here.

03/06/2015 - Herkimer BOCES program introduces eighth-graders to CTE courses, career opportunities.
Click here.

10/16/2014 - School to Careers event focuses on schools setting culture to keep up with rapidly changing technologies. Click here.

10/14/2014 - Students in Herkimer BOCES region experience Mohawk Valley Construction Career Day with help from School to Careers program. Click here.

10/06/2014 - School to Careers program helps expose students to local manufacturing jobs at SUNY Polytechnic Institute event. Click here.

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