Attention High School Students:

If you don't plan to attend college right after high school for any reason, GST BOCES Adult Education and Career Services can help. We offer reasonably-priced, short-term training programs that give you job-ready skills. In a few months, you can learn a marketable skill, get a job and start reaching your goals!

Reach your goals

GST BOCES Adult Education and Career Services offers specialized career training programs designed specifically to meet the needs of local employers. The following programs are just a few examples of career pathways you can begin after high school graduation:

    Commercial Driver's License (Class A or B)
    Healthcare Career Pathway
    Nail Technology
    Office Support Specialist
    Practical Nursing
    Precision Machining

All trainings will include job readiness skills such as resume building, job search support and employment preparation.

Learn more

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To learn more about these courses and our other career training options, please call 739-7905 and ask to speak with one of our vocational specialists. Get started today!

Click here for a copy of our Post Secondary program brochure.

Adult Office Support Instructor needed

GST BOCES Adult Education and Career Services is looking for qualified individuals to teach Office Support classes on the Bush and Wildwood Campus.

Click here to download the job description and flyer for details, and please share this information with friends and family who might be interested in the position.

To apply or for more information, please contact Deb Harrington at

GST BOCES Adult Education and Career Services serves adult students in the Southern Tier of New York State and the surrounding region. Whether you're interested in training for a new career, earning your high school diploma or looking for a new hobby, we have a course that will meet your needs. We also offer computer training and on-site, customized courses to meet the needs of local business and industry.

We have three convenient locations: the Bush Campus in Elmira, the Coopers Campus in Painted Post and the Wildwood Campus in Hornell.

Browse our course catalog, search the site for a course that meets
your needs or call our toll-free number at 1-877-ADULTED.

Important Dates:

May 2016

   2 -Construction Equipment Operation (WEC-6281-P16) begins
   2 -Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide Training (BSH-5541P16A) begins
   2 -Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) (BSH-9603-P16) begins
   3 -Aqua Aerobics (WAT-2802-P16) begins
   10 -Elmira Civil War Prison Camp (TAE-5192-P16) begins
   10 -Introduction to Backpacking (WAT-0065-P16) begins
   16 -Welding for the Hobbyist (BSH-6463) begins
   17 -New York State Vehicle Inspection Review Class (CEC-5783-P16) begins
   23 -Computer Aided Drafting & Design (BSH-9602-P16) begins
   23 -Nurse Aide Training Program (BTH-5532-P16) begins
   24 -Intro to Windows / Computers for Seniors (BSH-7321-P16) begins
   24 -Security Guard (CEC-7987-P16) begins

June 2016

   6 -Phlebotomy Technician Certification Preparation Program (BSH-5411-P16) begins
   9 -Flagger Training - Work Zone Flagger Training Course (WEC-9802P16A) begins
   27 -Personal Care Aide II (BSH-7843-P16) begins

July 2016

   21 -Rewiring an Old House (BSH-5702-U17) begins
   22 -Flagger Training - Work Zone Flagger Training Course (BSH-9802-U17) begins

August 2016

   10 -Notary Public Preparation (BSH-6351-U17) begins

September 2016

   12 -Nail Technology/Waxing Speciality (BSH-5651-F17) begins


Featured Class:

Computer Aided Drafting & Design

BSH-9602-P16 - Prerequisite-Basic blue print knowledge is required. This 48 hour program will feature the Solid Works Software Program. Classes will cover 2D sketching, 3D modeling, drafting, assembly and component testing. Gain the knowledge needed to enter the growing world of high tech manufacturing.
Instructor:  Theetge
Location:Bush Campus Bldg 8 Seneca Rm

Community Partners:

Broome-Tioga Workforce

HomeTown Careers

PA Career Link

Smart Option Student Loans

Tompkins County Workforce



WorkForce New York



Cameron Manufacturing

Hilliard Corporation

Howell Packaging

Horizon Solutions

Kennedy Valve

Progressive Machine & Design

Rockwell Automation

SMC Corporation of America

Wilkins RV Sales

WorkForce New York