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Construction Trades Academy

Knowing that some workers first learn a trade while on the job, attending the Construction Trades Academy gives students a tremendous advantage when entering the workforce or moving on to college or a specialized technical school. Whether focusing on carpentry, electricity, plumbing/HVAC or welding and fabrication, students develop the skills necessary to create, assemble, install, maintain and repair. They also gain valuable experience through work in the classrooms, shops, the Student-Built House and at other work sites.

Unique to BOCES, the Student-Built House has evolved into an on-site “green technologies lab” where students learn the intricacies of solar panels, photovoltaic (solar) shingles, geothermal heating, compost heating and radiant floor heating. There is a growing emphasis on “green energy,” causing an increased demand for highly trained tradespeople, and instruction at the Construction Trades Academy prepares students for these career opportunities.



Career & Technical Education Center
65 Parrott Road, Building #3
West Nyack, NY 10994
(845) 627-4770

Kim Bell
Executive Director of Career and Technical Education

Eric Kurz

James Matera
Assistant Principal

Jennifer Patrikis
School Counselor
Nanuet UFSD
South Orangetown CSD
Suffern CSD
New Jersey school districts

Jaymie DeLeon
School Counselor
East Ramapo CSD
Pearl River SD
Rockland BOCES Student Services

Nicole Minter
School Counselor
Clarkstown CSD
North Rockland CSD
Nyack Public Schools

Donna Stonis
Work Based Learning Coordinator

Maureen Danzig
Work Based Learning Coordinator