CA BOCES CTE Alumni are serving the community in many industries locally, and nationally.
Please enjoy the Alumni Overview video below.
Featured Alumni Success Story
Kathy Steffen, LPN
CA BOCES Practical Nursing Graduate
Private Duty Nurse
State of Ohio Department of Medicaid
I am proud to say that I am a 1976 graduate of the CA BOCES CTE Center at Olean Practical Nursing program. After 44 years of practicing my profession, I can honestly say I have done it all! My first job at St. Elizabeth’s Motherhouse as a staff nurse, to working nursing homes all over the west side of Cleveland, Ohio, a physician’s office, two hospitals, and now as a private duty nurse for the State of Ohio Department of Medicaid — my duties have not been boring. After CA BOCES, my education continued. I earned a diploma in 1989 for Medical Secretarial from Olean Business Institute. I became an advocate for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Relay for Life after a breast cancer diagnosis in 2003 and have spoken of my cancer journey at both events. I recently semi-retired, but for the past ten years, my job has been caring for one client with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy. The education I received at CA BOCES gave me a solid start on a lifetime career that has been rewarding and filled with compassion. Advice I would give to anyone considering a career in nursing, is to go to CA BOCES, get your LPN, and never stop learning.