Esthetics Students Attend Cosmetic Launch

Adult students in the BOCES Esthetics program practiced their skin care techniques during Image Skincare’s recent Long Island launch of the company’s new products. To launch a satisfying career in skin care and make-up at Western Suffolk BOCES, a fully accredited Esthetics School on Long Island, NY, attend an Open House on Thursday, April 14, […]

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Cosmetology at Western Suffolk BOCES.

Demonstrating their Cosmetology Skills

Adult students in the School of Cosmetology competed recently in the regional SkillsUSA competition. Imani Marshall and Alyssa McKenna practiced the skills they are learning in the Western Suffolk BOCES program. Adults can begin this 1,000-hour program, located at Wilson Tech’s Northport campus, on the first school day of every module with approval of instructor […]

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Cosmetology Students Demonstrate Skills

Adult students in the School of Cosmetology at Western Suffolk BOCES demonstrated proper nail care and gave hand massages to board members of local school districts recently when they visited the career and technical education programs at BOCES.

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Life on the Go for a Medical Sonographer!

After three years studying business administration at SUNY Farmingdale, Jessica Doherty found herself thinking more and more about a career in healthcare instead of business. Her mother Denise Doherty suggested she investigate the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Western Suffolk BOCES. As any business student would do, she did her own research and found that […]

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Esthetics Graduate Launches Two Businesses

Just two months after graduating with honors from the School of Esthetics at Western Suffolk BOCES in Northport, NY, Sandy Alcide opened Skin’s Addiction in the Divinity Salon in Sayville. Her business has grown quickly and she has established a clientele of discerning clients. More importantly, she consistently receives referrals for new clients from her […]

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Adults Earning Diplomas Makes National News

Western Suffolk BOCES was featured on the website of the National External Diploma Program for helping adults earn their diplomas from local high schools. The site shared the story of three recent graduates who pursued job training during and immediately after completing the program offered through Wilson Tech. To enroll in the EDP program, adults […]

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Full-time Adult Programs Re-Accredited for 6 Years

Congratulations to the BOCES team that prepared the application package for the successful COE re-accreditation (from l. to r.) Kelli Byrnes, Ila Gaffney, Joyce Brozyna, Kristine Shanteau, Rosemary Nagler, Kathi Baker, and Debra Montaruli. The Commission of the Council of Occupational Education concluded its review of the eight full-time adult programs at Western Suffolk BOCES […]

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Melissa Ortiz wins scholarship.

Adult Cosmetology Student Wins Scholarship

Melissa Ortiz (c.) of Pt. Jefferson Station has won a $1,200 scholarship toward tuition costs for studying cosmetology at the Western Suffolk BOCES School of Cosmetology in Northport. She was one of 24 students across the U.S. who received the award from the Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation based on her strong commitment to complete […]

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Surgical Technology grads

Surgical Technology School Posts Top Scores

The School of Surgical Technology at BOCES received a merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting because 94% of the adult students in the two most recent Surgical Technology classes passed the Certified Surgical Technologist exam. The CST is widely recognized in the health care community as the foremost credential […]

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Steven Feretti

Surgical Technology Grad Earns Scholarship

Meet a Graduate Steven Feretti was one of only 10 students in the U.S. awarded a scholarship this spring from the Accrediting Review Committee for Surgical Technology. He completed the one-year BOCES program in Surgical Technology in April as the valedictorian, then passed his national certification exam, and is now employed at St. Charles Hospital. […]

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