CTE Program Guide

Career and Technical Education prepares students for career pathways in the global marketplace by offering experiential learning, post-secondary credits, and industry certifications. Students gain technical and high-level skills, equipping them to be lifelong learners. Wayne- Finger Lakes BOCES technical and career centers are approved to offer students up to four units of credit per school year toward high school graduation.

Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES has two Career and Technical Education Programs including Wayne Technical and Career Center in Williamson, NY, and Finger Lakes Technical and Career Center in Stanley, NY. Together, the centers serve the 25 component districts within the Wayne-Finger Lakes region. Both strive to provide high quality comprehensive programs to high school students. The achievement of our goal requires collaborative relationships with a variety of partners including local and regional business leaders, post-secondary institutions, the New York State Education Department, component school districts, staff students and parents. Through this network of partnerships our programs are confident that our students will be prepared for a successful transition to the next step in their career path whether they choose employment or further study.



All Students in grades 11 and 12 from any of the 25 Wayne-Finger Lakes Component Districts are eligible.

CTE program maximum enrollment varies due to factors such as safety and supervision concerns; physical size and location of the space; number of teachers; curriculum and/or Industry requirements; and clinical hours/ rotations.

The CTE Enrollment Team considers the following information when creating initial class lists: percentage of students from a district, percentage of students with special needs, student demographics, student interests and other individual student information shared by districts.


Enrollment Process

10 grade Visits

Purpose: provide 10th grade students who are serious about attending in the Fall of their Junior Year an opportunity to visit programs of interest (Two) and make informed decisions. Students will see authentic classroom/shop experiences. Student Ambassadors will answer questions, provide program information and advice to prospective students.


CTE and component district school counselors review projections, courses, and student interests.



· April 10-April 24, 2024, Districts request enrollment electronically

· May-June CTE program staff meet with School Counselors of component school districts to review rosters and collaborate to determine best fit program and waitlist priorities.

· Summer Parent/Family connections for enrolled students