A career and technical education program is available to North Tonawanda students at the Niagara West Center operated by the Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services (O/NBOCES). 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, cosmetology/beauty clinic, food services, or the auto repair shop.Read more about the courses offered through Orleans/Niagara BOCES.
Robert Derrett, high school counselor, speaks with sophmores about the different career and technical programs at BOCES. Students are able to attend BOCES in their junior and senior year.