If you are an adult who would like to retrain for a new career in the skilled trades, there are three paths you can take:
1. Daytime Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs for Adults
Adult students may enroll in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs on a space-available basis. Adult students learn alongside high school students and may choose to attend morning or afternoon sessions. Full day options may be available. All programs follow the school calendar.
Commitment level: 9-months full-time or 18-months part-time
Depending on the program you choose (and availability), you will learn at either the F. Donald Myers Education Center in Saratoga Springs or the Southern Adirondack Education Center in Hudson Falls.
Adults may enroll in September (semester I).
To see the daytime CTE programs that accept adult students and learn about the admissions process, please click here.
2. Skilled Trades for Adults (Afternoon/Evening/Night Classes)
A variety of afternoon, evening, and night classes are offered 3-4 times throughout the year to help students obtain the skills necessary for careers in the Skilled Trades. Classes include welding, commercial driving, computer skills, HVAC, machining, and a variety of healthcare disciplines (apart from LPN, which is treated separately).
Commitment level: anywhere from one session to 16 sessions
Classes are held at the F. Donald Myers Education Center in Saratoga Springs, the Southern Adirondack Education Center in Hudson Falls, and the Gick Road Conference Center in Saratoga Springs.
Skilled Trades classes
Driver training classes
For questions regarding course information or registration please contact:
Linda Ernst at 581-3555
3. Licensed Practical Nursing for Adults
The process for enrolling in the Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program begins the January prior to September enrollment. Enrollment for this program occurs only once per year.
Commitment level: 10 months full-time
Full-Time Program is held at the Southern Adirondack Education Center in Hudson Falls.
Please click here for full details.
While WSWHE BOCES does not offer financial aid, there are several potential funding resources for continued education. Your eligibility may differ depending on the program or training you are interested in. Please click here for more information.