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:

September 2016

   26 -Welding (BSH-6461-F17) begins
   27 -Construction Equipment Operation (BSH-6281-F17) begins
   27 -Office Support Specialist (BSH-9550-F17) begins
   28 -Notary Public Preparation (BSH-6352-F17) begins
   28 -Security Guard (WEC-7987-F17) begins

October 2016

   3 -Computer Technician (BSH-9564-F17) begins
   3 -Excel-Level II (BSH-7014-F17) begins
   3 -Nurse Aide Training Program (WEC-5531-F17) begins
   3 -Welding (WEC-6461-F17) begins
   5 -Personal Care Aide II Upgrade to Home Health Aide Conversion (BSH-5111-F17) begins
   11 -HVAC: Review for EPA Exam (BSH-5891-F17) begins
   12 -Computer Aided Drafting & Design (BSH-9602-F17) begins
   12 -Forklift Operations (BSH-7801-F17) begins
   12 -Phlebotomy Technician Certification Preparation Program (CEC-5411-F17) begins
   17 -Phlebotomy Technician Certification Preparation Program (WEC-5411-F17) begins
   18 -Adult Cosmetology Program (WEC-5640-F17) begins
   22 -HVAC: EPA Certification Exam (BSH-5915-F17) begins
   22 -HVAC: ICE Exam (BSH-5919-F17) begins
   24 -Office Support Specialist (WEC-9550-F17) begins


Featured Class:


BSH-5919-F17 - Prerequisite- None. Industry Competency Exam (ICE) measures industry-agreed standards of basic competency. There are 3 ICE exams: Residential A/C and Heating, Light Commercial A/C and Heating and Commercial Refrigeration. Open to the Public *Must bring valid, government issued ID card for admittance to test
Instructor:  Dahlhaus/Examiner
Time:8:30 am
Location:Bush Campus Bldg 8 Seneca Rm
*Includes test fee. To avoid additional shipping/handling fees, please register for exams by 9/30/16. Registration day of exam is 8:30am - test starts promptly at 9:00am.

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