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Nassau BOCES introduces the perfect launch pad for new careers

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Pet grooming, just one of the programs offered.
The Nassau BOCES Adult Career & Technical (CTE) Education Program will kick off the New Year by presenting Long Islanders with new avenues into the job market and unique opportunities for a career change. Nassau BOCES is inviting all career-minded adults to attend the Adult CTE Open House on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. From job training in entry-level positions, to coursework designed to advance current skills, this comprehensive program has something for everyone.

Tour the Joseph M. Barry Career and Technical Education Center at 1196 Prospect Avenue in Westbury, meet the Adult Education faculty and view the state-of-the art facility. Adult Counselors will be on hand to discuss programs and offer career advice. No reservations are necessary and all are welcome, from individuals to families. Courses are available in a variety of fields including auto repair, electrical trades, barbering, business, child development, construction, culinary arts, digital design, healthcare, manufacturing, sewing and much more. Once you have chosen a course you may register onsite.

“Thanks to the Nassau BOCES Adult Education Program, I have learned medical coding and billing, and I’m applying these skills at a cardiologist’s office in Queens,” says Adult CTE graduate Anita Steiger.

“With the training I received through the Nassau BOCES Welding Qualification course, I was able to start my own business,” successful graduate Christopher Devito attests. “I am currently bidding for state contracts in demolition, fabrication and construction.”

“Our programs reflect the needs of the industry in Nassau County and New York City,” explains Laura Holder-Gibbs, Principal of Adult Education. “We’re very excited about our new course offerings. At a time when our nation is focused on college and career readiness, job creation and economic recovery, addressing adult education on Long Island is critical.”