Vocational Programs (O/N BOCES)
An occupational education program is available to North Tonawanda students at the Niagara West Center operated by the Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). Preference is given to students in grades 11 and 12. A variety of programs are available, each requiring approximately one-half of the student's school day.
The other half-day is spent attending classes in the home school. The goals of the program are to provide the skill development needed for basic entry jobs as well as a good high school experience for students who choose a work-oriented environment. In the vocational technical courses, students are directly involved in skills of the trade whether in the pre-nursery school, the beauty clinic, food services, or the auto repair shop.