News & Announcements

  • Students Create Eye-Catching Signage

    Walk through Building B at our Center for Career Services and you'll see the incredible work of our Commercial Art students, whose creativity can be seen in the form of vinyl wraps currently on display in various areas of the building.

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  • Join our Cisco Academy Networking Program information sessions!

    Learn about our Cisco Academy Networking Program on Monday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m., in Building B on our Career Services campus, 65 Grasslands Road, Valhalla. Register here! 

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  • Students at Tappan Hill School "Lend a Helping Hand"

    Tappan Hill students learned the value of lending a hand around their school during the month of January, a reflection on the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • Southern Westchester BOCES Congratulates Region's Reward Schools

    Southern Westchester BOCES congratulates region's newly identified Reward Schools.  

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  • Mother of 2 thanks SWBOCES for helping her set example for kids

    Lisa Wilson-Patrick, a 40-year-old mother of two, is thankful to SWBOCES for allowing her to set a positive example for her children, ages 6 and 15.

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  • Second Quarter Breakfast Celebrates Students' Achievements

    At the Center for Career Services' second-quarter breakfast, several students received awards for their high academic performance. 

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  • Students Get Ready for SkillsUSA Competition

    Students in Christine Ireland's Architecture/Interior Design/3D Art class were practicing the steps necessary to compete successfully in the upcoming SkillsUSA competition, to take place in March. The activity was being done in conjunction with SkillsUSA Day 2018. 

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  • Students Avail of Work-Based Learning Hours Through Collaboration with YWCA

    Students in our Cosmetology Program at the Center for Career Services are getting valuable work-based learning hours through a special collaboration with the YWCA in White Plains. 

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  • Students Learn from Visit to Automotive Technology Center

    A class visit to the Herbert Kurz Automotive Technology Center at Rockland Community Center gave BOCES auto students a peek into the school's well-respected associate's degree program in automotive technology. 

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  • Sound Production Students Will Learn from New Digital Drum Set

    Students in the BOCES Sound Production Program at the Center for Career Services will benefit from a digital drum set that was purchased recently. 

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  • Auto Students Bring Back Coveted Prizes

    Two teams of automotive technology students did their teachers proud after they competed and won a fifth and sixth place at the Westchester/Rockland Regional Automotive Technology Competition in early January. 

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  • Auto Students Work Toward Careers in the Industry

    Making a career for themselves in the auto industry is on the minds of our students as they sit for the ASE exam. 

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  • Drum Performance Helps Students Get Creative

    Architectural students had some help getting creative, thanks to a drum performance held in their class Jan. 29. 

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  • SWBOCES, Questar collaborate on future assessments

    Southern Westchester BOCES was chosen to host educators from throughout the region to collaborate with Questar Assessment on a three-day item-writing workshop.

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  • Sharing and Caring the Theme of Special Assembly

    Students at the Tappan Hill School enjoyed a special assembly at their school Jan. 22 to honor Martin Luther King Jr., Day and to reinforce the importance of sharing and caring. 

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SWBOCES Center for Career Services Partners with White Plains YWCA

SWBOCES Center for Career Services Partners with White Plains YWCA

An exciting new collaboration has been formed between the SWBOCES Center for Career Services and the White Plains YWCA.

On the second and fourth Mondays of every month during the school year, residents from the YWCA will be provided with a range of cosmetology services from second-year students in the Cosmetology Program. They include everything from manicures, haircuts and hair coloring.

Earlier this week, three residents made their way to the Center for a few hours of pampering. One resident said she rarely gets her nails manicured but was thoroughly enjoying the experience.

“Let me tell you, she’s very good,” she said, referring to Carissa Perez, a student at Sleepy Hollow High School.

“I hope that if I come back again, I get her.”

Carissa said she often performs manicures for her mom and other family members at home, but that getting the chance to work on someone outside of her family was beneficial to know how a “hair/nail salon would function in the business world.”

Fathima Roshan of White Plains High School said she was happy to meet the ladies who came to the classroom and to make them look and feel their best.

“Working on live clients is a great way to practice while gaining real-world experience,” she added.

Raylyn Fairclough of Woodlands High School in the Greenburgh School District said she, too, was happy to provide a much-needed service to the residents.

“It brings me joy and a chance to practice,” she said. “It also gives me a chance to interact with different types of people.”

 BOCES Work-Based Learning Coordinator Evangelo Michas said the initiative is a worthwhile experience for the students.

“This is a great way for our students to gain real-world experience and work-based learning hours,” he said.

The two-year program provides 1,000 hours of training in beauty and wellness, giving students the necessary foundation to pass the New York State cosmetology licensing exam.