CTE Counseling Center

Talk to a Counselor

The BOCES 2 CTE Counseling Center offers students a variety of services including course selection, exploration of career choices and support for personal issues. These services are provided in an informal and confidential setting. Students can schedule appointments, and counselors are also available on short notice. Teachers can call during class time for any student that needs to see a counselor.   

Please contact any of the BOCES 2 CTE school counselors for general questions. For questions pertaining to specific CTE programs or courses, please contact the appropriate BOCES 2 CTE counselor or transition specialist based on the program/course list below their name. 

Lisa McConville
School Counselor

  • Baking
  • Child and Family Development
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dental Assisting
  • Exercise Science
  • Medical Laboratory Assisting and Phlebotomy
  • New Visions Health Professions
  • Nurse Assisting and Associated Health Careers

Jen Newhart
School Counselor

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Carpentry
  • Computer Technology
  • Digital and Visual Communication
  • HVAC/Plumbing
  • Residential and Commercial Electrical
  • Welding

Katie Miller
School Counselor

  • Auto Body and Collision Repair Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Careers in Agriculture
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance
  • Outdoor Powersports Technology

Leanne Knitter
Transition Specialist

  • Building and Grounds Maintenance
  • Food Services
  • Introduction to Construction Trades
  • Introduction to Transportation Trades
  • Life and Career Foundations

Course Selection

BOCES 2 CTE counselors can assist students with program options and course selection. The counseling team works with students to help them make choices that will positively impact their future. Selecting an elective can be a difficult decision at times; counselors can assist student in the decision-making process to include providing information about each class, prospective employment, and secondary educational options. Knowing and understanding the different skill sets and outcomes incorporated in the class selected helps in making an informed decision.

Student Support

Counselors help students sort through issues that impact learning and performance in the classroom. They serve as an important link between classroom teachers and students in order to maximize student success. Counselors facilitate parent-teacher conferences as needed.     

Counselors are available for students who may need extra support in order to clarify and deal with personal issues that impact their learning, such as:
  • “I’m not sure what I want to do after high school.”
  • “What choices do I have for further education or training?”
  • “I have a personal problem that is upsetting me.”
  • “I’d like to change my BOCES 2 CTE course.”

To sign up for a class, students must contact their home school counselor.