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Photo release: An ‘up-lifting’ lesson at Capital Region BOCES

September 16, 2022

Green Island student Jaden Gardner is helping Niskayuna student Zachary Apkarian up from a chair.Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical Education Center students in the Two-Year Sequence of Health Careers program gave each other a lift yesterday—literally—as they practiced lifting and moving patients with a belt.

Shown in the attached photos are Zachary Apkarian from Niskayuna and Jaden Gardner of Green Island, two of 88 students enrolled in the program this school year.

Taught on the Albany and Schoharie campuses, the program prepares students to enter the health care industry at the level of their choice. Students have the option of taking a one-year program to earn certification as a Home Health Aide (HHA) and Personal Care Aide (PCA) or a separate one-year program to earn certification as a Nurse Assistant (NA) and PCA. Or students can take both courses during their junior and senior years.

Gardner said she is excited to be a part of the program.

“I have always been interested in nursing and this program will allow me to pursue that career,” the Green Island student said.

Green Island student Jaden Gardner is helping Niskayuna student Zachary Apkarian walk.