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.

Become a Driver Education Instructor

Please note: You must be a NYS Certified K-12 Teacher
with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Education.

Classes taught at the GST BOCES Coopers Campus in Painted Post by Adaptive Driving Services of Binghamton.

Course will be held one weekend a month in October, November and December 2014 and January 2015.


GST Traffic Safety Part 1 – Improving Classroom Instruction

TSE 550 (aka DE003) – (3 Graduate Credits )

This is part one of a two-part class. Lecture will be offered at GST BOCES, the host site, on Saturdays and Sundays beginning in the Fall 2014. This course will prepare teachers for classroom instruction, covering all topics relevant to the NYS Driver Education curriculum. It also will prepare teachers for the administration procedures required when offering the program in the high school setting.

Prerequisites: Secondary school teaching certificate, clean driving record (absent of serious violations) and high school administration approval. (This will be needed to comply with State Education approval.)

Email for more information.

GST Traffic Safety Part 2 – Improving Laboratory Instruction

TSE 570 (aka DE004) – (3 Graduate Credits )

Part 2/Traffic Safety 2 – Improving Lab will be offered in the Spring. Schedule to be decided by class participants. This course covers the information and hands-on experience necessary to teach the laboratory phase of the driver education program. Both Traffic Safety 1 and Traffic Safety 2 are required to qualify for provisional teaching approval.

Dates: October 25-26

November 8-9

December 6-7

January 10-11
Time: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sundays 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location:   GST BOCES Coopers Campus, Painted Post
Cost: $1,350 per course


Online Meetings:   Information and sign-on for the online portion of the course will be provided at the first class meeting.

For more information or to register, call or text
Jane Townsend at 607-722-4687 or

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:

October 2014

   20 -Nursing Assistant (CEC-5532) begins
   21 -Rough Terrain Forklift Operations (BSH-7802) begins
   23 -Basic Computer Skills (BSH-6131) begins
   27 -Digital Pictures 101 for Seniors (BSH-6103) begins
   28 -Internet Safety (BSH-6883) begins

November 2014

   3 -Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide Training Program (BSH-5541S) begins
   3 -Yoga for Everyone (BSH-2624) begins
   4 -Aqua Aerobics (WAT-2802) begins
   4 -Basic Refrigeration I (BSH-6331) begins
   4 -Outlook (BSH-7961) begins
   5 -Notary Public Preparation (BSH-6352) begins
   6 -Word-Novice to Intermediate (BSH-7428) begins
   10 -Aerobic Fun in the Water (ODM-2803) begins
   12 -Do-It-Yourself Computer Repair Class (BSH-0005) begins
   13 -Aerobic Fun in the Water (ODM-2804) begins
   13 -Excel-Level II (BSH-7014) begins
   18 -Security Guard (CEC-7987) begins

December 2014

   1 -Phlebotomy Technician Certification Preparation Program (BSH5411F) begins


Featured Class:

Rough Terrain Forklift Operations

BSH-7802 - Prerequisite-Non. This class was developed to meet the specific training needs of construction forklift operators. Forklift basics and operation, safety inspections, maintenance and work site job conditions and hazards are some of the topics that will be covered.
Instructor:  Decker
Location:BSH/Bldg 7

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