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Malverne student prepares for future with Nassau BOCES Barry Tech


Malverne student Noel Tavarez, who is attending Nassau BOCES Barry Tech, got to discuss possible options with admissions representatives from the Culinary Institute of New York. CINY is just one of 40 colleges that Noel and his schoolmates had the opportunity to explore during the Barry Tech College Fair.

“This is my second year in the Barry Tech culinary program and I love it,” Tavarez said. “My classes are amazing. I’m cooking some really savory stuff.”

Barry Tech is a career and technical education high school that offers over 40 hands-on courses designed to help students develop the skills they need to get a step ahead in their chosen career fields. Classes are taught in a state-of-the-art facility simulating real-world work environments that meet current industry standards. Classes may be held in an airplane hangar, horse-training stable, carpentry shop or video production studio. The members of the faculty are professionals in their fields who are eager to share their experience and expertise. After completing their studies, students can attend a two- or four-year college, enter the workforce or continue advanced career studies in a technical training school. To learn more, visit www.nassauboces.org/barrytech.

Compiled by Nakeem Grant