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

Beginning in August 2014, we will offer 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
    Industrial Manufacturing
    Practical Nursing
    Office Support Specialist
    Precision Machining

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

Learn more

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.

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:

April 2014

   21 -Dog Obedience I (BSH-4001) begins
   21 -Dog Obedience II (BSH-4012) begins
   21 -Electricity Program (BSH-5701) begins
   22 -Adult Cosmetology Program (WEC-5640) begins
   22 -Aqua Aerobics (WAT-2802) begins
   22 -Review for EPA Exam (BSH-5891) begins
   25 -Forklift Operations (BSH-7801) begins
   26 -EPA Certification Exam (BSH-5915) begins
   26 -ICE Exam (BSH-5919) begins
   29 -Microsoft PowerPoint-Level I (BSH-6613) begins
   30 -Elmira Civil War Prison Camp (TAE-5192) begins

May 2014

   1 -Excel-Level II (BSH-7014) begins
   2 -Flagger Training-Work Zone Flagger Training (BSH-9802) begins
   5 -Construction Equipment Operation (WEC-6281) begins
   5 -Intro to Windows /Computers for Seniors (BSH-7321) begins
   6 -Microsoft PowerPoint-Level II (BSH-7264) begins
   6 -Security Guard (CEC-7987) begins
   7 -Notary Public Preparation (BSH-6352) begins
   7 -Sullivan/Clinton Campaign (TAE-5191) begins


Featured Class:

Sullivan/Clinton Campaign

TAE-5191 - This will be a two-hour presentation about the Sullivan-Clinton campaign against the Iroquois during the American Revolution. The PowerPoint presentation will include many pictures and maps about the campaign, the personaliies involved, the villages destroyed, and the Batle of Newtown. The army marched from Tioga Point (Athens, PA) to Elmira, Montour Falls, Geneva and Geneseo destroying over 40 Native American villages along the way in one of the largest operations of the American Revolution.
Instructor:  Emerson
Location:TAE/Rm 29

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

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