Welcome to CV-TEC!
As the Director of Career & Technical Education, I am proud to welcome you to CV-TEC. The CV-TEC Division of Champlain Valley Educational Services offers a wide range of Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programming, Adult Literacy Programming, and Continuing Education Programming for our school districts and community members of Clinton and Essex Counties.
CV-TEC has a rich history in the North Country and we are proud and committed to continuing the tradition of excellence on all of our CV-TEC campuses and locations.
Team CV-TEC is dedicated to a collaborative approach for excellence in Career & Technical Education. It is the CVES mission that “CVES empowers students, schools and communities by providing exemplary education, training, support and shared services,” and the mission of the CV-TEC Division “to prepare students for success in careers and life-long learning including post-secondary education.”
Team CV-TEC is dedicated to our mission and committed to continuing and intensifying the long standing tradition of excellence at CV-TEC. With our mission in mind, each student’s individual needs is what will drive and direct our educational programming and fuel our desire to continually improve our efforts to serve our students, component districts, business & industry partners and our surrounding community.
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CV-TEC Mission Statement
“To prepare students for success in careers and life-long learning including post-secondary education”
CV-TEC is the premier provider of Career And Technical Education (CTE) and Adult High School Equivalency and Job Skills Training Programs in the region. In addition, we provide an array of workforce and Adult Education courses for the community and local businesses.
CV-TEC, the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Division of CVES, is the primary provider of Career and Technical Education and Adult Literacy programs and services for secondary and post secondary (adult) students in Clinton & Essex Counties. The CV-TEC Division offers programs and services on four campuses: the Plattsburgh Main Campus and the Plattsburgh Satellite Campus are both located in Clinton County and the Mineville Campus located in Essex County all provide CTE Programming for secondary and postsecondary students; the OneWorkSource Campus location in Plattsburgh provides Literacy, High School Equivalency (HSE) and Job Skills Training (JST) programs for adult students.
All CV-TEC CTE two-year programs are approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) as CTE Approved Programs of Study. Core academic instruction is an integral part of all of the CTE Programs of Study as well as 21st Century & Work Readiness Skills development. Students successfully completing their program will earn high school credit toward graduation requirements, advanced college credit, industry certifications/credentials/licenses, participate in work-based learning activities (including paid and unpaid work experiences) and are eligible for the NYSED Advanced Regents Designation: Career and Technical Education (CTE) Endorsement Seal on their High School Regents Diploma after passing a rigorous national or state industry assessment.
In addition, the CV-TEC Division offers comprehensive programming for Adult & Continuing Education and specialized Business & Industry Training. Online High School courses are also available for interested students.
Career & Technical Education (CTE)
All CV-TEC CTE Programs provide hands-on, real-world training in nearly thirty career fields. CTE combines core academic content with technical skills development to prepare students for the world of work, post-secondary education, or both!
All CTE Programs of Study Include:
NYS Advanced Regents Designation/CTE Endorsement
Students who successfully complete and pass the designated Technical Assessment and all New York State Education Department (NYSED) graduation requirements including completion of the two-year NYSED Approved CTE Program of Study may earn an Advanced Regents Designation/CTE Endorsement on their high school diploma.
College Articulation/Dual Credit
All CTE Programs have the opportunity for students to earn college credit while still in high school and/or earn college credit at a partner postsecondary institution after high school graduation.
Core Academic Courses
While learning at CV-TEC, core academic content is integrated within each program. Students can earn high school credit to satisfy NYSED graduation requirements.
Students have the opportunity to participate in activities that connect classroom learning with real-world industry requirements. CV-TEC has over 250 business & industry partners providing state-of-the-art experiences for our students.
Industry Certification/Credentials & Licensure
Our programs prepare students to satisfy requirements and to earn local, state, and national certification/credentials/licenses in their training field.
National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC)/21st Century Learning (NYS CDOS Credential)
All students have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized workplace readiness credential while completing their training. Students who successfully complete the assessment (and/or minimum work based learning hours) will also earn the NYS CDOS (Career Development & Occupational Skills) Credential.
What You Need To Know About CV-TEC CTE Programs
When can I start taking a CTE Program at CV-TEC?
Most students are scheduled for a CV-TEC CTE Program when they are in the 11th grade. Your home district school counselor can review the different options with you. Additional questions can be answered by calling the CV-TEC Student Services office at (518) 561-0100 ext 240.
Can I get work experience in my chosen field while attending CV-TEC?
Yes, every CV-TEC CTE Program consists of both technical theory and hands-on experiential components to prepare students for their chosen field. Off-campus work is also available during the two-year program. The Work Based Learning Coordinator will assist in placing students with business mentors in both paid and/or unpaid work experiences. During their senior year, these students may report directly to their work sites up to three days per week where they are evaluated by their business mentors.
Are all CV-TEC CTE Programs two-year programs?
No, our CV-TEC New Visions: Medical Careers and New Visions: Applied Engineering Programs are one-year, competitive application programs for high school seniors only. Students must apply for entry into the New Visions Program during their junior year. We also offer Pre-CTE Programs for students in grades 9 – 12 which provide service-level introductory training for students.
Are CV-TEC CTE Programs credit bearing?
Yes, all CV-TEC CTE Programs have been approved by NYSED for up to five high school credits per year towards high school graduation requirements. Successful completion of a CTE program can meet core academic requirements and also fulfill the requirement for one unit of Career and Financial Management.
I want to participate in after-school activities at my home school. Can I still do that?
Yes, you can still participate in activities and sports while attending CV-TEC. The session you decide to take is a decision you make with your home district school counselor.
Are there any costs involved in attending CV-TEC?
Tuition, text books, and transportation are covered by your home school district. Some programs require the purchase of uniforms, work boots, safety glasses, or personal tools that are paid for by the student. Financial assistance may be available to qualified students to cover the cost of required uniforms, supplies, and tools. Contact your CV-TEC school counselor for specific program information.
Can CV-TEC CTE Programs prepare me for post-secondary education?
Yes, CV-TEC students can earn college credits through articulation agreements and dual credit options with various colleges. The CV-TEC Student Services Department can provide you with the most current and up-to-date information on articulation agreements.
How do I enroll?
Enrollment into a CV-TEC CTE Program is completed at your home school district’s guidance office. Post-secondary student enrollment is completed at the CV-TEC Student Services office at the CV-TEC Plattsburgh Main Campus.
NTHS – National Technical Honor Society
The National Technical Honor Society recognizes, honors and encourages CTE students who excel at their career and technical studies and who possess good character and attitude. In order to qualify for a nomination, a student must maintain a minimum of a 90% grade point average or better in their CTE program, a minimum of 93% attendance and must receive a nomination from their CTE Teacher. Students who meet the criteria and successfully complete the nomination and evaluation process are inducted in a formal candlelight ceremony each Spring.
SkillsUSA is a student leadership organization for students enrolled in any of the CTE Programs. It is a partnership of students, teachers, and business & industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. The national organization promotes leadership, life-long learning, and dignity of work. The local chapter focuses on teamwork and character development through skills competitions and community service. Each Spring, selected students have the opportunity to compete against other New York State CTE students in their technical training area.
North Country Loggers
The North Country Loggers Club is designed for students training in the Environmental Conservation and Forestry Program. The North Country Loggers focuses its efforts on community service, industry based competitions and CV-TEC leadership opportunities.