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BOCES Alternative High School renovated for CWD program

Residential and Commercial Electrical students help with renovation

Career and technical education students are helping transform a former BOCES building to provide an opportunity for adults to continue their education. 

Juniors and seniors in the Carpentry and the Residential and Commercial Electrical classes at the Career and Technical Education Center are using the skills they’ve developed in their classes to assist in renovating the former Alternative High School building on Buffalo Road. The building is undergoing changes to accommodate the Center for Workforce Development (CWD) programs. 

Students have been helping tear out ceiling tiles, rewire electric cables throughout the building, structure and build new walls, install new light fixtures and will paint the building so it is ready for the CWD students in April.  

The building will accommodate 12 classes offered through the Center for Workforce Development, providing adult learners with affordable, short-term and convenient career and technical education programs.

CWD has been operating at their current location at the Rochester Tech Park since 2011. They will move into the building on Buffalo Road in April. The former Alternative High School building has been vacant since June 2019.


Feature photo caption: Carpentry student Jake Merica (Gates Chili) working on drywall for the new walls at the former BOCES Alternative High School. 

This page photo caption: Residential and Commercial Electrical students assisting with electrical work for the renovations at the former BOCES Alternative High School. Eddie Beverly (Rush-Henrietta) and  Jillian Rayburn (Greece)

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