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Adult Education Programs

  • Genesee Valley BOCES offers a broad scope of adult education programs, including vocational training as well as classes for those seeking to broaden their skill sets. Click on any of the links to the left for complete listings of current programs offered.  

    Adult Education Offers Customized Training for the Business Community

    We will assist you in staying competitive in today’s fast-paced business climate by designing training programs to fulfill your business needs, whatever the situation demands. We will deliver the training at a location and time schedule that is convenient for your company.  The Genesee Valley BOCES is dedicated to delivering customized training to your employees, thus enabling you to focus on the marketplace.  Our services are a phone call away.  For more information, please call our office at (585) 344-7704.

    Chuck DiPasquale
    (585) 344-7552

    John Cima
    Adult Education Lead Coordinator
    (585) 344-7720

    Karen Reamer
    Literacy/GED Instructor Specialist
    (585) 344-7738

    Heidi Mix, RN, MS
    Regional Medical Programs Coordinator
    (585) 344-7735

    Registration Information 

    To register for courses, call (585) 344-7704 or click here for a registration form. Please visit the LPN and CNA web pages for registration forms for these programs.

    Instructors Wanted

    We are always looking for new ideas and teachers for NEW classes.  If you have any interest in teaching in the following areas, or if you have a class that you would be interested in teaching to the public, please contact us at (585) 344-7704. Areas of interest are:

    Woodworking, heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, industrial hydraulics, heavy equipment, diesel mechanics, electrical.  Art: rubber stamps, watercolor painting, jewelry making, scrapbooking, digital photography; dance: ballroom, swing, line dancing; languages: French, German, Spanish.


    The Adult Education classes in the region will be canceled if regular BOCES programs are canceled. Closings will be announced on the following stations:

    • WBTA 1490 (Batavia)
    • 930 AM, 102.5 FM (Buffalo)
    • 1180 am, 100.5 FM (Rochester)

    GI Bill® Eligibility

    The term GI Bill ® refers to any Department of Veterans Affairs education benefit earned by members of Active Duty, Selected Reserve, and National Guard Armed Forces and their families. The benefit is designed to help service members and eligible veterans cover the costs associated with getting an education or training.  All GV BOCES Adult Education Programs offered are eligible for GI Bill ® funding for qualified applicants.

    Literacy Services

    New York State pays for the costs of most literacy services and most individuals qualify. If individuals do not qualify for free literacy services, the following rates apply:

    ·      A $14 per hour or $250 per month rate for literacy services (ABE, GED Classes),

    ·      All students are charged a one-time materials fee of $50.00