Attention High School Students:

If you don't plan to attend college right after high school for any reason, GST BOCES Adult Education and Career Services can help. We offer reasonably-priced, short-term training programs that give you job-ready skills. In a few months, you can learn a marketable skill, get a job and start reaching your goals!

Reach your goals

GST BOCES Adult Education and Career Services offers specialized career training programs designed specifically to meet the needs of local employers. The following programs are just a few examples of career pathways you can begin after high school graduation:

    Commercial Driver's License (Class A or B)
    Healthcare Career Pathway
    Nail Technology
    Office Support Specialist
    Practical Nursing
    Precision Machining

All trainings will include job readiness skills such as resume building, job search support and employment preparation.

Learn more

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To learn more about these courses and our other career training options, please call 739-7905 and ask to speak with one of our vocational specialists. Get started today!

Click here for a copy of our Post Secondary program brochure.

Adult Office Support Instructor needed

GST BOCES Adult Education and Career Services is looking for qualified individuals to teach Office Support classes on the Bush and Wildwood Campus.

Click here to download the job description and flyer for details, and please share this information with friends and family who might be interested in the position.

To apply or for more information, please contact Deb Harrington at

GST BOCES Adult Education and Career Services serves adult students in the Southern Tier of New York State and the surrounding region. Whether you're interested in training for a new career, earning your high school diploma or looking for a new hobby, we have a course that will meet your needs. We also offer computer training and on-site, customized courses to meet the needs of local business and industry.

We have three convenient locations: the Bush Campus in Elmira, the Coopers Campus in Painted Post and the Wildwood Campus in Hornell.

Browse our course catalog, search the site for a course that meets
your needs or call our toll-free number at 1-877-ADULTED.

Important Dates:

June 2016

   9 -Flagger Training - Work Zone Flagger Training Course (WEC-9802P16A) begins
   20 -60 hour CDL Program - Class A or B (DOR-9081-S17) begins
   20 -Nurse Aide Training Program (WEC-5531-P16) begins
   27 -Personal Care Aide II (BSH-7843-P16) begins

July 2016

   11 -Phlebotomy Technician Certification Preparation Program (BSH-5411-P16) begins
   11 -Phlebotomy Technician Certification Preparation Program (WEC-5411-S17) begins
   21 -Rewiring an Old House (BSH-5702-U17) begins
   22 -Flagger Training - Work Zone Flagger Training Course (BSH-9802-U17) begins
   27 -Teacher Aide Training (GST-6712) begins

August 2016

   10 -Notary Public Preparation (BSH-6351-U17) begins

September 2016

   12 -Nail Technology/Waxing Speciality (BSH-5651-F17) begins
   20 -Adult Cosmetology Program (WEC-5640-F17) begins


Featured Class:

Teacher Aide Training

GST-6712 - Pre-requisite: GED or High School Diploma


This is a 12 hour training consisting of three, 4-hour days.

The purpose of this training is to provide a general overview of the responsibilities and requirements of a GST BOCES Special Education Teacher Aide.


Course Aims and Outcomes:


Upon completion of this training a student would feel confident making the decision to pursue a position as a Teacher Aide. Students will have a comprehensive understanding of the daily duties and tasks necessary to carry out the job of a Teacher Aide. By taking this training a student will be ensured an interview with the department and be expectantly more prepared to interview.


Specific Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this training, students will be able to identify Teacher Aide responsibilities as:

  • Managing records, materials, and equipment;
  • Understanding of Committee on Special Education and Individual Education Plan
  • Knowledge of special devices i.e. hearing aids, wheel chairs etc.
  • Attending to the physical needs of children; and
  • Skilled in lifting individuals, toileting, feeding
  • Supervising students and performing such other services such as support academic instruction with the classroom and/or 1 on 1 when such services are determined and supervised by the teacher.
  • Overall work ethic
    • Attitude and Adaptability
    • Professionalism
    • Attendance
    • Confidentiality

Students are expected to attend all scheduled hours and to be punctual. Respect of others is expected to include no cell phone use during the workshops.

Instructor:  Various
Date:7/27 & 7/28/16
Time:9am - 2 pm
Location:Bush Campus Bldg 8
A special teacher aide takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart. You can register by calling 607-739-7684 x1167 Nicole Elston for more info.

Community Partners:

Broome-Tioga Workforce

HomeTown Careers

PA Career Link

Smart Option Student Loans

Tompkins County Workforce



WorkForce New York



Cameron Manufacturing

Hilliard Corporation

Howell Packaging

Horizon Solutions

Kennedy Valve

Progressive Machine & Design

Rockwell Automation

SMC Corporation of America

Wilkins RV Sales

WorkForce New York