Career & Technical Education

Career and Technical Education


About us

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program offers high school students and adults the opportunity to learn job skills through instruction and hands-on experience. Students can use these skills to start a career right after high school or as preparation for college or the military. We offer 25 programs across three campuses for high school students who attend school in the 21 school districts in the Southern Tier of New York.

CTE diploma endorsement

CTE diploma endorsement

GST BOCES is proud to offer the Career and Technical endorsement to all eligible CTE programs. This applies to all two-year programs with the exception of New Visions programs.

The New York State Department of Education's Career and Technical seal indicates that our programs have undergone a rigorous evaluation and approval process. Students who:

  • Successfully complete a CTE course of study at GST BOCES and earn a certificate, and

  • Have an employability profile, and

  • Pass the requisite CTE National Assessment, and

  • Satisfy all testing requirements for a Regents high school diploma, and

  • Complete a work-based learning experience

... will earn a technical seal that is affixed to their high school diploma. This seal signifies one of the highest levels of achievement a New York State secondary student may obtain.

Contact us

Interested high school students who attend school in one of the 21 school districts should talk to their home school counselor, or call one of our three campuses.

Bush Campus
459 Philo Road
Elmira, NY 14903
(607) 739-3581, ext. 1617
Fax: (607) 795-3704

Coopers Campus
9579 Vocational Drive
Painted Post, NY 14870
(607) 962-3175, ext. 2251
Fax: (607) 962-1579

Wildwood Campus
1126 Bald Hill Road
Hornell, NY 14843
(607) 324-7880, ext. 3147
Fax: (607) 324-3842

Rob Sherburne
Director of CTE, PTECH and Summer of Innovation
GST BOCES Bush Campus, Bldg. 3
459 Philo Road
Elmira, NY 14903
(607) 739-3581,