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

   25 -Forklift Operations (BSH-7801) begins
   26 -EPA Certification Exam (BSH-5915) begins
   26 -ICE Exam (BSH-5919) begins
   30 -Elmira Civil War Prison Camp (TAE-5192) begins

May 2014

   2 -Flagger Training-Work Zone Flagger Training (BSH-9802) 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
   8 -Navigating and Staying Afloat in Microsoft Office (BSH-7311) begins
   9 -Rough Terrain Forklift Operations (BSH-7802) begins
   12 -Commercial Driver’s License- 300 hour (WEC-9091) begins
   12 -Zumba Fitness® (HHS-0014) begins
   13 -New York State Vehicle Inspection Review Class (CEC-5783) begins
   19 -Nurse Aide Training Program (CEC-5532) begins
   19 -Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide Training (BSH-5541A) begins
   22 -Microsoft Word-Novice to Intermediate (BSH-7428) begins
   23 -Security Guard (BSH-7988) begins


Featured Class:

Microsoft Word-Novice to Intermediate

BSH-7428 - Prerequisite-Proficient in Windows. Learn to enhance text using Word's formatting tools such as Bold, Italics, Underline and numerous font types and sizes. Create tables to organize your thoughts, columns for newsletters, and templates to ease your workload. Learn to automate tasks with macros, and work smarter by using mail merge.
Instructor:  Greven
Date:5/22 & 5/29/14

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