Genesis Awards 2021

Genesis Recognizes Successful Programs
Posted on 11/21/2021

The Genesis Group of the Mohawk Valley recognized MOBOCES with two awards during its 15th annual Celebration of Education. This year’s event recognized 5 outstanding programs and 14 individuals who have championed educational excellence in the region, as well as a number of veteran educators and administrators recognized for their many contributions and years of service.

  • MOBOCES Adult and Continuing Education, also known as the BOCES Consortium of Continuing Education (BCCE), provides career training options for adults ranging from new high school graduates to experienced professionals. During just the last academic year, more than 1,700 people completed training courses through BCCE in areas including healthcare, vocational trades, and personal development.
  • PROPEL, a partnership between MOBOCES and Mohawk Valley Community College, stands for “Providing Regional Opportunities and Pathways for Enhanced Learning.” It is an innovative new educational program that aligns instructional best practices for student engagement, advancement in technical collegiate areas, and local high tech industry needs. High school juniors have the opportunity to choose one of four technical majors – Business Administration, Cybersecurity and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems – and attend college-level classes at MVCC during their junior and senior high school years, enabling them to complete an Associate’s degree in a single year following high school graduation. The program integrates hands-on, real-world, integrated learning opportunities with regional business partners.

propelIn addition, Camden was recognized for its summer enrichment program, Camp Sum-Mor-Fun, which is coordinated through the MOBOCES Summer LEAP service. Utilizing a camping theme, Camden offers students hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering, art and math areas, including robotics, music, drama, cooking, drones and construction activities. The 10-day camp is free to students.